Motorist killed in crash with tractor on A30
A MAN was killed in a crash on the A30 at Five Lanes, near Launceston, after his red Skoda was in collision with a tractor pulling a trailer, loaded with grass.
The accident happened on the westbound carriageway at Trewint, shortly before 5pm on Monday evening.
The road was closed for eight hours until 1am yesterday while an investigation was carried out.
The tractor and trailer overturned in the crash and its male driver, who is thought to come 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.
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A resident near the scene said the 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.
There are no further details available at this time regarding the driver of the car who died in the collision, police 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 yesterday as the Cornish Guardian went to press.
Witnesses should call the police on 101.