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Local man dies following collision with lorry on M5 near Exeter

By e_glanfield  |  Posted: March 10, 2012

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Part of the M5 in Devon was closed yesterday after a fatal accident involving a pedestrian and a lorry. A local man in his sixties died after being in collision with the lorry, between junction 30 and 31, near Exeter, at about 11am. All three northbound lanes were briefly closed for an aerial investigation of the scene. Police said yesterday they were still trying to contact the dead man's family. An investigation is continuing into how he came to be on the road. The Highways Agency said there were delays on the motorway's northbound carriageway, while motorists reported "severe" disruption.

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  • kittyjay  |  March 16 2012, 10:55AM

    TW was a good friend - he will be greatly missed - a REAL character !

  • jboulton1234  |  March 10 2012, 10:33PM

    the word 'sniff' should be between two stars, like it was on the original post.......*sniff* this word placed between two stars its an expression of sadness! in other words when your sad you cry and sniff your nose! learn the ways of the internet before you use it!

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  • jboulton1234  |  March 10 2012, 10:15PM

    are you reffering to my comment? "the one that read ( if i remember correctly) "ohh no he died, we past this shortly after it happened....sniff" if it is then its an expression of sadness!

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  • CheapUKHolidays  |  March 10 2012, 10:04PM

    How is it offensive when it's stating a fact?

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  • jbrooks93  |  March 10 2012, 9:24PM

    Monkey Nuts - the one that has now been deleted and had quite a few negative ratings against it was not very savoury in what it implied. The fact that it has now been deleted reiterates my comment though in respect when looking at yours again I find it offensive.

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  • Neiceof  |  March 10 2012, 7:49PM

    God bless him and may he be at peace. He was a gentle spirit and a lovely heart and we all loved him. My uncle, we will miss you forever. With love, Your neice, Chel xxxxxxx"

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  • CheapUKHolidays  |  March 10 2012, 5:51PM

    Both comments were expressions about this sad loss, jbrooks93. What comments are you on about?

  • jbrooks93  |  March 10 2012, 1:23PM

    Seeing as we do not have all the facts about what happened, should we really be making these sort of comments. Our thoughts really should be for the loss of this person to his family and friends! Shame on you!

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  • CheapUKHolidays  |  March 09 2012, 6:14PM

    Very sad, but it's common knowledge that pedestrians and motorways don't mix very well.

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