Woman dies in tragic incident on A38

Stationary traffic on the A38 last night, May 25
-Credit: (Image: Ryan Matese)


Police have confirmed a pedestrian has died following a fatal incident on the A38 in Chudleigh Knighton on Saturday night. The road remains closed while police continue to establish the circumstances surrounding the woman's death.

Emergency services were called to the A38 just before 11pm yesterday, May 25. It is not yet known when the road will reopen.

A diversion remains in place. The woman's next of kin have been informed.

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A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: "Police are in attendance at a fatal incident involving a pedestrian. The southbound carriageway of the A38 is currently closed at Chudleigh Knighton.

"A woman has been reported to have died. Her next of kin have been informed. The ambulance and fire services also attended the incident.

"The road has been closed in both directions and is likely to remain so for some time. Road users are advised to seek alternative routes.

"Enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances. The incident is ongoing."