Road reopened at spot where two died in A30 crash
TWO motorists have died as a result of the collision and ensuing large fire which took place between an HGV lorry and a Citroen Saxo car on the A30 just east of Crowlas on Sunday evening at around 9.50pm.
The road was finally reopened at around 1.30pm today.
The deceased, both occupants of the Saxo, have not been identified and further enquiries to establish their identity and inform their next of kin are continuing.
The driver of the lorry suffered minor cuts and bruises.
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Police and emergency services were called to the scene including two crews from Penzance fire station, one from St Ives and the rescue tender from Camborne. The firefighters used breathing apparatus and hosereel jets to bring the blaze under control.
Both lanes of the A30 were closed for around 15 hours, until 1.30pm today, while investigations at the scene took place, causing major traffic upheavals in the area as diversions were put in place.
Officers are keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or seen either vehicle driving shortly before the collision to contact police on 101 quoting reference 904 of August 18.