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Fatal crash near St Austell sparks police appeal

Fatal crash near St Austell sparks police appeal

Published by Emma Carton at 9:57am 9th December 2019. (Updated at 11:05am 9th December 2019)

Police have confirmed a man who died after a crash near St Austell was 31-years-old and from the local area.

They have issued an appeal for witnesses after his car hit a row of trees at Par.

The incident happened in the early hours of Saturday, closing a stretch of the A3082 for almost 12 hours.

The Force Incident Manager said it happened at high speed and the road was shut for investigation work.

Devon and Cornwall Police are urging anyone who saw something at around 3.30am to come forward.

"Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision in Par in which a 31-year-old man died.

"Emergency services were called around 3.30am on Saturday (7th December) after a silver Vauxhall Astra left the A3082 Par Moor Road and collided with trees.

"The driver, from St Austell, sustained fatal injuries and he was pronounced deceased at the scene.

"Local officers plus officers from the Roads Policing Team and Serious Collision Investigation Unit attended the scene.

"The road was closed for 11 hours while a specialist examination of the scene was carried out and the vehicle was recovered.

"Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision and appealing for witnesses.

"They are also keen to speak with anyone who saw the vehicle travelling in the area prior to the incident or anyone with relevant dashcam footage.

"Please contact police via 101@dc.police.uk or by phone on 101, quoting log number 0162 of 7th December".

Devon and Cornwall Police

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