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Young woman dies after Cornwall crash

Young woman dies after Cornwall crash

Published by Emma Carton at 6:00am 3rd February 2020. (Updated at 6:13am 3rd February 2020)

Archive photo of the air ambulance at the scene of a crash: Alliance Roads Policing Team.

young woman has died after a serious crash in mid-Cornwall.

Tragically, the 20-year-old lost her life at the scene near St Columb.

Police, paramedics, firefighters and the air ambulance were scrambled to Winnards Perch on Sunday afternoon.

Officers have since confirmed that all other casualties were treated for minor injuries.

Two cars were caught in the collision that closed the B3274 between the A39 and the junction for St Eval until Sunday night.

“At 13:41 Critical Control received an emergency call from Devon and Cornwall Police requesting fire service attendance at what was believed to be a serious road traffic collision with two vehicles.

“Two appliances, one each from St Columb and Padstow Community Fire Stations, and the rescue tender from Bodmin Community Fire Station, as well as a flexi-duty station manager.

“Based on the information received, critical control made contact with the ambulance service to request the Cornwall Air Ambulance. 

“Road closures will remain in place for several hours and motorists are advised to avoid the area”.

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service

Police are urging anyone who saw something just after 1.30pm, or anyone with dashcam footage, to come forward.

“At around 1334 hours on Sunday 2nd February 2020,  a road traffic collision occurred involving a yellow Peugeot 205 and a black Mercedes Estate on the B3274, Winnards Perch, St Columb.

“As a result of the collision, sadly a 20-year-old female was declared deceased at the scene. 

“All other persons involved were treated at hospital for minor injuries.

“Officers from the Roads Policing Team attended the collision and conducted a thorough investigation to establish how the collision occurred.

“If there are any witnesses and/or persons with dashcam footage of the collision, or the driving of either vehicle prior to the collision, they are requested to contact Devon and Cornwall Police on Tel: 101 with information quoting log number 0474 of 2nd February 2020, alternatively they can email 101@dcpolice.co.uk”.

Devon and Cornwall Police

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