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Family pay tribute after fatal New Year's Day crash

Family pay tribute after fatal New Year's Day crash

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 7:56am 9th January 2020. (Updated at 8:01am 9th January 2020)

The family of an elderly man who died in a New Year's Day crash in Cornwall have paid tribute to a 'loving husband, father, brother, uncle and friend'.

Brian Pedlar lost his life after a lorry and a car collided on the A30 at Lanivet, near Bodmin.

He was 87-years-old and from Falmouth, tragically he could not be saved.

Brian's family have made the following statement:

"Brian was a devoted loving Christian husband, father, brother, uncle and friend to all he met and will be greatly missed by all. 

"He was a lifelong supporter of Plymouth Argyle and served in the Devon and Cornwall Police, which he had many stories about. 

"He was also a very well-known driving instructor extraordinaire in Falmouth."

Brian Pedlar's family

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A tribute has been paid to 87-year-old Brian Pedlar who died following a crash on the A30 near Bodmin

What happened?

The collision involved two vehicles, a grey Citroen and a HGV, on the westbound carriageway at around 6pm. Brian had been driving the Citroen. The occupants of the HGV were 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.

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