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Elderly man dies after New Year's crash on A30

Elderly man dies after New Year's crash on A30

Published by Emma Carton at 8:30am 2nd January 2020. (Updated at 11:36am 3rd January 2020)

Police have confirmed an elderly man has died after a crash on the A30 in Cornwall.

A lorry and a car collided between Innis Downs and Bodmin, on the evening of New Year's Day.

The casualty from Falmouth, now confirmed to have been in his 80s, was pronounced dead at the scene at Lanivet.

A stretch of the road remained closed through the night for recovery and investigation work.

Devon and Cornwall Police have urged anyone who saw something just after 6pm to come forward.

"A man in his 80s has died following a collision on the A30 at Lanivet in Bodmin yesterday, Wednesday 1st January.

"The collision involved two vehicles, a grey Citroen and an HGV, on the westbound carriageway at around 6pm.

"The driver of the Citroen, who was from Falmouth, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

"His next of kin have been informed.

"The occupants of the HGV was uninjured.

Several other vehicles travelling on the eastbound carriageway were damaged due to debris from the collision.

"The A30 was closed in both directions whilst a forensic examination of the complex and extended collision scene was conducted. 

"Officers from the Roads Policing Team attended are appealing for witnesses who may have seen the collision or have dash camera footage to contact police, quoting the log number 934 01/01/20".

Devon and Cornwall Police

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