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A30 tractor collision leaves one dead and another in hospital

By WMNAGreenwood  |  Posted: December 03, 2013

A30 in Cornwall closed after tractor crash
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An elderly man from Hampshire has died after a collision on the A30 in North Cornwall which closed the road for eight hours.

The emergency services were called to the scene, just past the Altarnun and Five Lanes junction, near Launceston, on the westbound carriageway at 5.05pm yesterday.

Devon and Cornwall Police said the collision involved a tractor towing a trailer, which had both overturned, and a red Skoda Fabia car.

The man, who was from the Hampshire area, was driving the Skoda in the direction of Bodmin.

A police spokesperson this morning said: "As a result of the road traffic collision the male driver in the Skoda died as a result of his injuries.

"He has not been formally identified at this time."

Last night motorists were advised to avoid the area with the dual closed for several hours.

Fire and ambulance services were both called to assist.

The male driver of the tractor, from the St Mabyn area, was taken to Derriford Hospital by ambulance with minor injuries.

The A30 was closed westbound at Five Lanes and Trewint for accident investigation work and reopened at 1am today.

The eastbound carriageway was also closed.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the collision to please contact them on 101 quoting ref. 584 02/12/13

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