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Man dies after crash on back road near Falmouth

Man dies after crash on back road near Falmouth

Published by Emma Carton at 10:02am 12th February 2020. (Updated at 12:11pm 12th February 2020)

A man has died after what was being described as a serious crash on a back road near Falmouth.

Police say the elderly casualty was found unconscious at the wheel near Mawnan Smith.

Two vehicles collided first thing on Wednesday morning and, tragically, the 71-year-old died at the scene.

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

"A 71-year-old man was found unconscious behind the wheel and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

"Next of Kin have been informed and a file is being prepared for the coroner".

Devon and Cornwall Police

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

You can check the latest traffic and travel information for Cornwall here.

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