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Penryn crash: Man and woman dead and third seriously injured

By WBgdavies  |  Posted: July 05, 2013

  • Penryn crash: Man and woman dead and third seriously injured

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July 5 5.00pm UPDATE:

A family tribute has been paid to Lt. Commander Jeremy Tetley who was killed at a crash in Penryn on Wednesday.

Mr Tetley had been the driver of a vehicle involved in the crash which also claimed the life of Bridget Toy, 61, from Penryn and left a third person with "serious injuries".

The family submitted a tribute through Devon and Cornwall Police earlier today.

It reads: Lt Cmdr Jeremy David Tetley RN Rtd, DL, died, aged 82, in a car accident near Penryn on Wednesday, 3 July 2013.

Jeremy Tetley, otherwise known as Jem, served as a pilot and batsman on aircraft carriers in the Fleet Air Arm in Europe, the Middle and Far East. He was a Training Officer at Linton on Ouse and Culdrose.

He retired from the Fleet Air Arm in 1964, and since then has been involved in agriculture on his own farm near Truro, with the CLA and as an active member of the Royal Cornwall Show Committee, being President of the Royal Cornwall Show during the foot and mouth crisis of 2001.

He was appointed High Sheriff in 1976 and subsequently appointed a Deputy Lieutenant in 1977.

He was elected to the RNLI Management Committee in 1967 and became a Life Vice President in 1978.

He was a great classic car, plane, steam locomotive and boat enthusiast. A keen sailor, and member of the RYS, RORC and the RCYC, Jeremy raced his Swan 36, Carte Blanche, locally, in the Solent, to the Azores and across the Atlantic.

He will be greatly missed by his wife, Mor, three children, 10 grandchildren and many family members and friends.

July 5 4.00pm UPDATE:

Police have named the second victim killed in a crash at Penryn on Wednesday as Lt. Commander Jeremy Tetley,RN(Retired) who has previously been a Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall.

Mr Tetley had been the driver of one of the vehicles involved in the crash.


Police have named a woman who was one of two people killed in a crash at Penryn, Cornwall, yesterday.

Bridget Toy, 61, from Penryn was named as one of the victims.

A man who also died has not yet been identified but is understood to come from Truro.

EARLIER: A man and a woman were killed on Wednesday after a car collided with a lorry.

The male driver of the car from Truro was pronounced dead at the scene, along with the back seat passenger, a 61-year-old female from Penryn.

The front seat passenger, a 65-year-old man who is thought to be related to at least one of the deceased, was air lifted to the Royal Cornwall Hospital Treliske with "serious pelvis injuries".

Emergency services were called to the junction of the B3292 and Browns Hill at around 12.50pm. They arrived to find three people trapped in a light green BMW 3-series touring that had collided with a tipper lorry.

Four ambulances and an air ambulance attended the incident, and the road was closed for six hours as an investigation began.

Sergeant Phillip Grigg, of Devon and Cornwall Police, said the accident had been “traumatic” for all emergency services personnel involved.

He said: “Upon arrival at the scene two people were located in the car with serious injuries.

Despite the best efforts of those at the scene they were unfortunately pronounced dead at the scene.”

Police confirmed the next of kin of the man and woman killed had been informed.

Sgt Grigg said: “In all the fatal accidents I’ve dealt with in 17 years, one of the main focuses is always the families of the deceased. We want to establish the facts of what happened in order to provide the families with the truth for their peace of mind.

“Our investigations will seek to establish exactly what caused the deaths of two people.”

The driver of the truck, a 22-year-old man from Penzance suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

The B3292 remained closed on Wednesday evening as specialist officers sought to find out what had happened.

Diversions were put in place near to the scene at Treluswell roundabout and at the junction of Brown’s Hill and West Street.

Fire service personnel also attended the incident.

A number of witnesses came forward following the accident, police said, but anyone else who saw it is urged to contact them on 101 quoting log 347 of July 3.

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