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Two people dead and three seriously injured in Cornwall crash

The accident happened near Camelford. Photo: Devon & Cornwall Police

A 15 year-old boy is in a serious condition in hospital along with two other men after a weekend crash on the A39 in Cornwall which killed two people.

A 30 year-old man and a 70 year-old woman died in the three-car collision which happened at Helstone near Camelford on Saturday afternoon.

Police say a grey coloured Jaguar XJ Super V travelling in the direction of Camelford collided with an oncoming blue BMW on a left-hand bend. The Jaguar then struck a Nissan Qashqai VI.

The Jaguar was driven by a 30-year-old man from Helstone, who died at the scene. His passengers, a 15-year-old boy from Port Isaac and a 40-year-old man from Delabole, were airlifted to Derriford Hospital where they remain in a serious but stable condition.

The BMW contained a 70-year-old man and a 70-year-old woman from Sevenoaks in Kent. The couple were airlifted to Derriford Hospital, however, the woman died on arrival. Her husband sustained life-threatening injuries.

The Nissan contained a 65-year-old man and a 59-year-old woman from Essex. Both received minor injuries and were treated at the scene.

The road was closed for nine hours whilst a full forensic examination took place of the scene. Police have appealed for witnesses.