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Woman dies after her car crashes into lake

The woman's car crashed and ended up in Stithians Lake. Credit: Google Streetview

A woman has died after her car crashed near Redruth. Emergency crews were called to Hillside near Stithians Lake at Carnmenellis just before 9pm last night, Tuesday 16 May.

As a result of the crash, the vehicle went into the lake. The female driver was conveyed to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro where she was pronounced dead.

Police closed the road for five and a half hours while a specialist forensic examination of the scene was carried out.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who saw what happened.

  • Anyone who can help is asked to contact police via 101@dc.police.uk or by phone on 101, quoting log number 0845 of 16/05/17.