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Elderly man dies after A39 crash near Wadebridge

Elderly man dies after A39 crash near Wadebridge

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 6:06am 1st April 2020.

An elderly man has died after a fatal crash on the A39 near Wadebridge.

A car and a van collided head-on near Tregilders Farm on Tuesday afternoon.

Police, paramedics and firefighters were all called to the scene just before 6pm and the road was closed.

Tragically an elderly man lost his life at the scene. A 49-year-old from the Sheffield area also suffered injuries to his upper body.

Anyone who saw what happened, or who has dashcam footage, is being asked to contact officers.

"At approximately 5.46pm on Tuesday 31st March 2020, Devon and Cornwall Police received a call from ambulance control stating that there had been a road traffic collision on the A39 near Tregilders Farm, Wadebridge.

"The collision involved a car head on into a van.

"Numerous South Western Ambulance Service Trust resources attended the scene along with staff from Cornwall Fire and Rescue.

"An elderly male sadly died at the scene and a 49-year-old male from the Sheffield area received upper body injuries, not thought to be life threatening.

"Local police officers, operations department officers and specialist officers from the roads policing team attended the scene, closed the road and launched a full forensic examination.

"Police are requesting that any witnesses with any information and or dash camera footage are to please come forward, unless they have already been in contact with officers at the scene."

Devon and Cornwall Police

Anyone with information is asked to contact officers, referencing police incident number 578, dated 31st March 2020.

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