Devon

Retrial ordered in van driver crash death case

The jury in the case of a van driver accused of causing the death of a road worker by dangerous driving has been dismissed and a retrial ordered.

Anthony Tompkins was on the A361 in north Devon when highway worker Steven Tolly was struck.

Mr Tolly, 48, was hit by the wing mirror of a van in a coned off area and died from head injuries.

Judge Erik Salomonsen discharged the jury at Exeter Crown Court and ordered a retrial.

Mr Tolly, from Tiverton, was thrown into the air by the force of the impact and died six days later in Derriford Hospital, Plymouth.

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