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Van Driver Arrested After Man Dies on A30

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6:01am 23rd December 2013

A van driver has been arrested after a man died in a crash on the A30 near Launceston.

Police think the 38 year old pedestrian was standing on the eastbound carriageway when he was hit by three vehicles.

He was pronounced dead at the scene early on Sunday morning.
 
The driver of a white Peugeot Boxer van, registered to St Columb Major, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and interviewed by police.
 
The 50-year-old local man has been released on police bail until 12th March 2014.
 
The two other vehicles involved were a blue Peugeot 106, registered to Launceston, and a white Mercedes Sprinter van registered to Newton Abbot.
 
The female driver of the Peugeot 106 and both male van drivers were treated by paramedics at the scene for shock at around 5.50am on Sunday.
 
The collision affected both carriageways and they were both closed while officers from the Serious Collisions Investigation Unit and a body recovery team worked at the scene.
 
The westbound carriageway was reopened at around 1pm while the eastbound carriageway opened some hours later.

Despite it being one of Cornwall's main roads, at the beginning of the Christmas getaway, the police say there was "no major traffic disruption."
 
Sergeant Jane Corkhill, from the Serious Collisions Investigation Unit said: “This was a very challenging and horrific scene for everyone involved.

"Officers and staff dealing with the collision have been working in incredibly difficult circumstances and have been offered support for dealing with the upsetting nature of this incident.”
 
Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call police on 101 quoting log 218 of 22/12/13.

6:01am 23rd December 2013

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