During the early hours of this morning, Saturday 12 August 2017, a single vehicle road traffic accident occurred on Deadwood Road.

As a result of this road traffic accident, a male person has died.

Investigations are currently being conducted.

Until further notice, the scene of the accident and Deadwood Road will remain closed to the public.

The Haul Road between Fox Motors’ Garage, Deadwood, and Reggie’s Takeaway, Bottom Woods, has been identified as an alternative access route during this road closure.

Police and other agencies are supporting the family of the deceased and all immediate family have now been contacted. The Police will continue to engage with the community during this time.

Due to the sensitive nature of this incident and to respect the deceased’s family and friends, no other information will be given at this stage.

The public is asked to respect the family’s privacy.

SHG

12 August 2017

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