The coroner has this week confirmed the name of a 35-year-old local man who sadly died in a crash on the A38 at Brent Knoll last month.

Jeffrey David Smith of Highbridge was walking along the A38 when he was struck by a vehicle on Tuesday September 17th at 4.05am, as reported here.

The inquest into Mr Smith’s death has been adjourned so the circumstances can be investigated and statements and reports obtained.

A Police spokesman told “The pedestrian was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. Anyone with any information – especially anyone who saw someone walking in the area in the early hours or anything else which could help the police investigation should get in touch.”

Readers can contact the Police via or by calling 101, quoting reference 5219214529.