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'Serious crash' on back road near Falmouth

'Serious crash' on back road near Falmouth

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 8:54am 12th February 2020. (Updated at 12:13pm 12th February 2020)

A crash that closed a back road near Falmouth is being described as serious.

Two vehicles were reportedly caught in the collision near Mawnan Smith.

The incident happened on Penwarne Road during the drive to work on Wednesday.

Emergency services were scrambled just after 7am and police have since confirmed that a man in his 70s has died.

"Police were called by the ambulance service with reports of a two-vehicle collision in Penwarne Road, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth, at around 7.10am. 

"Emergency services remain on the scene and the incident is ongoing".

Devon and Cornwall Police

Penwarne Road was closed for investigation work but has since reopened.

"Earlier accident investigation work on Penwarne Road between No Man's Land Road (Argal) and Sampys Hill (Mawnan Smith)..

"The road was re-opened at 11:45.

"The road was closed around 08:00 to assist with the scene, following a serious accident involving two vehicles".

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