Two killed as crash with lorry shuts road
Two men have died following an horrific crash on the A30 in Cornwall.
The driver of a silver Citroen Saxo and his passenger were both killed when their Citroen Saxo collided with an HGV on the road at Crowlas, near Penzance, around 9.50pm on Sunday.
The two victims, who were both local to Cornwall, were not recovered from the destroyed vehicle until the following morning.
A police spokesman said both vehicles had been well alight "within minutes" of impact and the car had been "completely destroyed".
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Officers closed the road for around 15 hours while collision scene investigators and officers with specialist training attended the blackened remains of the car.
The male driver of the grey and blue tipper lorry received just minor cuts and bruises and walked away relatively unhurt. Inspector Jean Phillips said: "This was clearly an horrific accident and obviously my thoughts are with the families of those involved and the emergency services who had to deal with it."
Specially-trained officers were drafted in to recover the bodies, which are yet to be formally identified. The road was not re-opened until 1.30pm yesterday.