Inquest date set after tree branch killed teenager

An investigation is set to begin after teenager was killed by a falling tree branch.

Grace Turner, died after a giant tree branch fell on the car in which she was travelling along theh main road between Dartington and Totnes in August 2006.

However, this was two years after a tree surgeon, contracted by Devon County Council highways authority, had marked the tree for further examination.

Following the accident, according to the Plymouth Herald, police passed the case to the Health and Safety Executive.

A formal inquest into the accident will be held on December 15 at Plymouth Coroner's Office in the city council chambers.


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