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FATALITY: HIGHWAY WORKERS INVOLVED IN COLLISION

Road repairs team struck by van on dual carriageway

It has been reported by North Devon a highways worker has died after being involved in a collision with a van on the A361 North Devon Link Road.

Steven Tolley, aged 48, was one of three South West Highways workers repairing a stretch of the dual carriageway when the collision with a van occurred. Mr Tolley was critically injured in the collision, suffering severe head injuries, and died in Derriford Hospital in Plymouth six days after the crash.

The A361 was closed in both directions at Bolham roundabout for around six hours following the crash to allow the scene to be cleared and for investigations into the circumstances surrounding the crash to be carried out.

A 43-year-old van driver was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and he has now been released on bail until May 20.

Police and HSE are continuing their investigation into the collision.

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