Driver killed in Slapton Ley lake crash
- 22 August 2014
- From the section Devon
A man was killed when his car plunged into a lake in south Devon.
The driver came off the A379 in Torcross, went across grassland and careered into Slapton Ley, the largest natural lake in south-west England.
Police said the crash happened around midnight near the Start Bay Inn and the war memorial.
Police divers have carried out a search of the submerged vehicle and surrounding area to confirm there are no other casualties.
The 38-year man, who was driving a silver coloured BMW 318, died at the scene.
Formal identification has not yet taken place, although next of kin are being informed.
The A379 was closed for several hours but has since reopened.
Slapton Ley is separated from the sea by a narrow shingle bar but it is entirely freshwater. The site is a National Nature Reserve.