Pirate FM News 2 minute read

Elderly man dies in hospital after St Austell crash

Elderly man dies in hospital after St Austell crash

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 6:38am 27th March 2020. (Updated at 6:39am 27th March 2020)

Police have launched a fresh appeal after a crash in St Austell that claimed an elderly man's life.

A car and a van collided on a Tuesday afternoon two weeks ago on Trevanion Road.

Occupants from both vehicles were rushed to Treliske hospital.

Sadly an 86-year-old man from Exeter, who was the front-seat passenger in the car, died three days later.

Officers are still trying to work out how the crash happened and anyone with dashcam footage is being asked to come forward.


"Police are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage of a two-vehicle collision on Trevanion Road, St Austell, on Tuesday 10th March.

"It involved a silver Volvo XC40 and a grey Renault Traffic Van and happened at around 3.25pm.

"As a result of the collision, occupants from both vehicles were taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Treliske.

"Sadly, the front-seat passenger of the Volvo – an 86-year-old man from Exeter - died in hospital on Friday 13th March.

"Local officers, as well as those from the Roads Policing Team attended the scene.

"Enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances leading up to the collision."

Devon and Cornwall Police

Witnesses, or any motorists with dashcam footage, are being urged to call police on 101, or email 101@dc.police.uk, quoting log number 534 of 10/03/2020.

Contact Us

If you would like to submit a query or provide more information on this story please get in touch below.

Please wait...
  • Up to 3 JPG or PNG images, 2MB max size
  • We will always endeavour to credit you when we publish your pictures.
  • By uploading you are agreeing to this non-exclusive reuse, royalty-free, across all Pirate FM platforms, which extends to our partner broadcasters.
  • You retain copyright to all images.
  • If you would like to send us a video, please upload to YouTube or similar and paste the video URL into the message above.
Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Pirate FM

Suggested articles

Man dies after 'rocks thrown' in grounds of Lullingstone Castle in Kent

National News: A man has died after rocks were thrown in the grounds of a castle in Kent.

‘Making Space for Nature’ programme is now underway in Cornwall's St Austell

Cornwall News: 4000 square metres of wildflower turf was laid in March this year and just two months later is already blooming, with a host of native pollinator-friendly flowers.

Newer articles

Coronavirus: Help for self-employed workers in Cornwall

Cornwall News: Ten of thousands could be eligible in the rescue package

£100k to support coronavirus crisis groups in Cornwall

Cornwall News: It will help foodbanks, homeless shelters and food kitchens

Older articles
Most read

Cafes and pubs allowed extra outdoor seating in Cornwall

Cornwall News: It is to help as they reopen from the lockdown measures

Pirate Extra Pirate 70s Escape LoveCornwall