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Fatal collision, A30 near Roche


Witnesses sought

At approximately 11.38pm on Saturday 24 February, a fatal road traffic collision occurred on the A30, Cornwall, at Mount Pleasant Roche, St Austell. 

A blue BMW travelling west on the A30 lost control, for reasons unknown at this time and strayed into the eastbound carriageway, colliding with a tractor and trailer. 

The BMW was driven by a 20-year-old male from the Truro area who tragically died at the scene. His front seat passenger was a 17-year-old female from Camborne who is currently critically ill with life threatening head injuries, at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.

Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed a VW Polo, VW Golf, VW Bora and a BMW travelling in convoy between Plymouth and the site of the collision on the A30.

They left Plymouth and travelled across the Tamar Bridge at about 10:50pm, they continued on the A38, joined the A30 at Bodmin and then the BMW collided with the tractor at 11.38pm.

Anybody who witnessed this incident and anyone with informatiom is asked to contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101, quoting log number 886 of 24February 2018.

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