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Police confirm serious crash near St Austell was fatal

Police confirm serious crash near St Austell was fatal

Published by Emma Carton at 11:04am 7th December 2019. (Updated at 10:42am 8th December 2019)

Police have confirmed a serious crash on a busy main road near St Austell was fatal.

Officers say a man has died after a car hit a tree at high-speed on Par Moor Road.

The single-vehicle collision happened on the A3082 in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Police believe the casualty was in his early thirties.

A stretch of the road was closed  in both directions while a forensic investigation was carried out at the scene.

"The road is closed because there has been a fatal accident. It's a male casualty".

The Force Incident Manager confirmed the vehicle hit the tree at high speed.

"There might be some issues around power lines and the tree itself.

"The forensic investigation is being conducted at the scene".

Devon and Cornwall Police

A stretch of the A3082 Par Moor Road was closed in both directions for around 12 hours but has since reopened.

You can check the latest traffic and travel for Cornwall here.

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