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Man dies after collision with tractor on A30

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: December 04, 2013

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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 on Monday.

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."

Motorists were advised to avoid the area on Monday night with the carriageway 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 yesterday.

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