POLICE investigating a fatal road traffic collision on the A30 eastbound carriageway prior to the junction for Exeter Airport are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

Officers were called to reports of a road traffic collision involving a pedestrian and an Audi car at 5am on Saturday, July 15.

As a result of the collision, a 26-year-old male pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The female driver of car sustained minor injuries and was treated at hospital and later discharged.

The road was closed while officers from the Roads Policing Unit and Forensic Collision Investigation Team examined the scene.

Officers would like to thank the public for their patience whilst the road was closed. It was fully reopened at around 2.40pm.

A 35-year-old woman from Honiton was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless/inconsiderate driving and has been released under investigation, pending further enquiries.

Devon and Cornwall Police will be making a mandatory referral to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) following the incident, due to prior police contact with the deceased earlier in the day.

If you witnessed the incident or have any information or dashcam footage that could help with enquiries, please contact police via the website here or by calling 101 quoting log number 177 of 15/7/23.