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UPDATE: Biker dies after A38 horror crash

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Published by Emma Carton at 11:10am 22nd May 2018. (Updated at 5:51pm 22nd May 2018)

Man dies after bank holiday horror crash on A38

A biker has lost his fight for life after a horror crash on the A38 in Cornwall.

62-year-old Brian Pook had been at Derriford since the bank holiday pile-up, but doctors could not save him.

64-year-old Jennifer Parsons, who was riding pillion, was also rushed to hospital but died earlier this month.

Eight vehicles were caught in the collision in the Glynn Valley that shut a stretch of the road for several hours.

Devon and Cornwall Police are urging anyone who saw something on the evening of Sunday 6th May to come forward.

A force spokesperson said: "A man has died following a collision on Sunday 6th May on the A38 near Glynn Valley involving eight vehicles.

"Brian Pook, aged 61, from Plymouth, was the rider of the motorcyle. He died in hospital on Sunday 20 May as a result of injuries sustained in the incident.  

"Jennifer Parsons, aged 64, was the first person to be fatally injured in the incident. She died shortly after arriving at hospital following the incident which happened at around 5.45pm on the Eastbound carriageway of the A38 approaching Trago Mills, Glynn Valley, Cornwall.  

"The incident also involved seven other vehicles, the drivers and occupants of which suffered minor injuries.

"Vehicles involved were a silver Citroen C3 VTI, two silver VW Golf cars, a white VW Polo, a blue Honda Accord estate, a blue VW Touran and a silver Peugeot van.

"The scene was subject to a Forensic Collision investigation. Once proportionate evidence gathering was conducted at the scene the road was reopened as soon as possible to minimise any disruption."

If anyone has any information please call 101 or email 101@dc.police.ukquoting log reference 749 060518.

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