From Devon & Cornwall Police website:
Police were called at around 4:15pm on Thursday 17 January following reports of a single vehicle collision in Newquay.
A Kia Venga collided with the railings on Henver Road, Newquay, with the junction of Porth Way on the B3276.
Air ambulance attended as well as the police.
The driver of the car, a 73-year-old local man sustained critical injuries and was declared deceased at the scene; both his passengers were unharmed and his next of kin are aware.
The road was closed for around five and a half hours for investigation work undertaken by the Serious Collision Investigations team.
Police continue to appeal for witnesses and would like to speak to anyone who has yet to come forward in relation to this matter.
If you witnesses the incident or have dashcam footage that can aid officers with their investigation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org quoting log number 543 for the 17th January.