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Victim of A30 crash at Five Lanes near Launceston came from Hampshire

By DaveCDM  |  Posted: December 03, 2013

Victim of A30 crash at Five Lanes near Launceston came from Hampshire

Repairs are carried out at the scene of the crash

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The man killed in a crash on the A30 at Five Lanes near Launceston yesterday came from Hampshire, police have revealed.

The man, described as 'elderly', died after his car was in collision with a tractor pulling a trailer, loaded with grass.

The accident happened on the westbound carriageway at Trewint, shortly before 5pm yesterday.

The road was closed for eight hours until 1am this morning while an investigation into the accident was carried out.

The tractor and trailer overturned in the crash and the male driver, who is from the St Mabyn area, and was working at Five Lanes, was taken with minor injuries to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.

The deceased man was from Hampshire but has not yet been named.

A resident near the scene said the farm tractor ended up in the westbound lane in which the car was travelling while the trailer was overturned in the eastbound lane.

“I heard three awful thumps,” he said.

Diversions were put in place and long queues formed as vehicles were reversed by the police back up the road to the nearest junction.

Repair work to the barrier was being carried out this lunchtime.

Witnesses should call the police on 101 quoting the reference 584 02/12/13.

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