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Fatal crash on A38 at Saltash

A man was killed after his car crashed into a trailer near Saltash Credit: ITV News

A man's been killed after his car ploughed into a stationary trailer in Cornwall.

The man was the only occupant of the car which struck the trailer on the A38 near the Carkeel roundabout at Saltash, east Cornwall, on Saturday morning.

He was pronounced dead at Plymouth’s Derriford Hospital.

It's the second fatal accident in the region in two days after a 58 year old local cyclist was killed on the A38 at Lee Mill, Devon, on Friday morning. He was hit by a lorry.

A stretch of the A38 at Saltash is expected to be closed for much of the day.

A38 near Plymouth will be closed for most of the day

Diversions are in place on the A38 after a serious accident Credit: ITV News

A stretch of the A38 in South East Cornwall is expected to remain closed all day after a serious accident.

The crash happened between the Carkeel Roundabout and Liskeard Road, in Saltash.

A lorry is understood to have been involved in the accident, which happened shortly before 7.30am today. One person has been taken to hospital.

One person has been taken to hospital following the accident Credit: ITV News

Diversions are in place and drivers are being asked to use the A388 between Carkeel and Stoketon Cross.

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Saltash is switched to 4G

Saltash will be the first town in Cornwall to switch to 4G Credit: Rowan Staszkiewicz/PA

Saltash is the first town in Cornwall to benefit from mobile internet speeds five times faster than 3G

It's one of 21 towns across the country to have 4G switched on today. It's hoped the arrival of 4G will make Cornwall one of the best connected areas in the Britain.

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Man due in court charged with Saltash stabbing

The stabbing happened in Alamein Road in Saltash on Tuesday 27 Ma Credit: Bing

A 25-year-old man from Saltash is due before magistrates this morning charged after a teenager was stabbed in the town.

Police were called to Alamein Road at around 2pm on Tuesday 27 May. A 19-year-old man was taken to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth suffering from a number of stab wounds.

Andrew Barker is due before Bodmin Magistrates today, charged with attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

Officers are continuing to investigate in the Alamein Road area would like to hear from any witnesses.

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