A missing man from Nuneaton, who was thought to be in Bude, is believed to have died at the scene of a car crash near Okehampton this morning. 

Jack Taggart was reported missing from his home in Nuneaton in Warwickshire yesterday morning (January 3). Earlier this morning, Warwickshire police launched and appeal to find the 27-year-old stating “it is believed he may have travelled to Bude in a 64 plate red and black Citroen C4.”

However, at around 8.30am, police were called to a single vehicle collision on the A3079 in Halwill. Paramedics and fire crews were also in attendance. A male driver was pronounced dead at the scene and is now believed to be Jack Taggart.

 Warwickshire Police have released a statement on the matter. “Sadly, officers from Devon and Cornwall Police were called to a single vehicle collision in Halwill, Cornwall around 8.30am this morning (Wednesday).

“South West Ambulance Services, Cornwall Fire and Rescue and Police all attended and a male driver was pronounced deceased at the scene.

“Formal identification is yet to take place, however the body is believed to be that of the 27-year-old, who was reported missing from Nuneaton yesterday (Tuesday).

 “The death is not being treated as suspicious and a post-mortem will take place in due course.

“His family continue to be supported by specially trained officers and has asked that their privacy be respected at this time.”