Deer killed after being hit by car in Mid Devon

A deer has died after being involved in a crash on a road in Devon this morning.

Devon and Cornwall Police says that the incident happened on the A396 in Bickleigh at around 6am when a car hit the animal.

The driver of the vehicle did not sustain any injuries in the crash, but it has been confirmed that the deer was killed.

A police spokesperson said: “A deer was hit about 6am.

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“The driver of the car was unhurt.

“The deer died shortly after being hit.”

The incident led to the road being partially blocked for a short period during the morning.

Traffic monitoring website Inrix reported that motorists where being affected on the road near the Butterleigh turn-off.

The incident was cleared from the road at around 7.20am.

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