Witnesses sought for A30 collision

At approximately 2338hrs, on Saturday 24th February 2018, a fatal road traffic collision occurred on the A30, Cornwall, at Mount Pleasant Roche, St Austell.  A blue coloured BMW travelling west on the A30 lost control for reasons unknown at this time and strayed into the eastbound carriageway, colliding with a tractor and trailer.

The BMW was driven by a 20-year-old male from the Truro area who tragically died at the scene. His front seat passenger was a 17-year-old female from Camborne who is currently critically ill with life-threatening head injuries, at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.


Police are interested in anyone who witnessed a VW Polo, VW Golf, VW Bora and a BMW travelling in convoy between Plymouth and the site of the collision on the A30. They left Plymouth and travelled across the Tamar Bridge at about 2250hrs, they continued on the A38, joined the A30 at Bodmin and then the BMW collided with the tractor at 2338hrs.


Anybody who may have information that is pertinent to this investigation is requested to phone Devon and Cornwall Police on 101, quoting log number 886 of 24th February 2018.

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