Devon

Driver killed in Slapton Ley lake crash named

  • 27 August 2014
  • From the section Devon
Jethro Alsop
Jethro Alsop, who had moved to Holland, was originally from Devon

A man who was killed when his car plunged into a lake in south Devon has been named by police.

Jethro Alsop, 38, died after his vehicle came off the A379 in Torcross and careered into Slapton Ley, the largest natural lake in south-west England.

Mr Alsop was originally from Salcombe, but had moved to live in Holland with his partner and two children.

The crash happened just after 00:00 BST on Friday.

Slapton Ley is separated from the sea by a narrow shingle bar but it is entirely freshwater. The site is a National Nature Reserve.

Car in the water
The car plunged into the lake at Slapton Ley just after 00:00 BST

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