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Coach driver run over by own vehicle in Devon named

Famous Lee Mill store near Plymouth
Image caption The coach driver is believed to have been trying to inspect the vehicle when he was run over

A coach driver who was run over and killed by his own vehicle in a car park in Devon has been named.

Jeremy Takel, 50, who was living in the Torquay area, got off the coach at the Famous Lee Mill clothes store, near Plymouth, when the vehicle rolled forward.

He was taken to Plymouth's Derriford Hospital after the accident on 18 April, but died from his injuries.

The coach was carrying people on a day trip from Paignton.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said an investigation into Mr Takel's death was continuing.

Two doctors from the medical charity British Association for Immediate Care (Basics) helped the emergency services at the scene.

The charity said it was believed the driver had stopped the coach because of a suspected mechanical problem and the vehicle rolled forward as he got out to inspect it.

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