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Search for witnesses after fatal car crash in Truro

Credit: PA

Two men have died following a fatal car crash on the A39 in Truro.

Emergency services were called to the scene, at 10.30pm on January 26, after a car struck a bridge at Perranarworthal.

Three men were in the blue Ford Fiesta which came of the road and collided with the tree.

The driver and one passenger, both in there 40s and from Truro, were pronounced dead at the scene.

The third man suffered a serious leg injury and has been taken to Treliske Hospital after being freed from the car by the Fire Service.

Devon and Cornwall Police are looking for anyone who may have witnessed the collision or the car prior to the crash.


A39 reopens after serious crash

Police have confirmed that the A39 at Perranarworthal has reopened after serious accident this morning.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to come forward.

The road was closed for most of the morning while police investigated the crash Credit: ITV West Country

Three men seriously injured in crash near Truro

The crash happened at Perranarworthal, between the Norway Inn and Devoran. Credit: ITV West Country

Three men have been seriously injured in a collision between two cars on the A39 near Truro.

The crash happened at around 4.50am on Wednesday 4 November at Perranarworthal, between the Norway Inn and Devoran.

Fire and ambulance crews attended, two of the men have been taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Treliske.

The road has been closed and is not expected to reopen until midday.

Police are asking anyone who saw the crash to call 101 quoting reference 74 of the 4th of November.

Teenager comes to the rescue of stricken lorry driver

The lorry on its side after having rolled into a field at Shirwell Credit: Barry Pope

A teenager and his father have helped save a man whose lorry tipped over and rolled into a field near Barnstaple earlier today.

This is what Barry Pope from Bath had to say. He, together with his son Cameron came to the aid of the driver.

I was first on top of the lorry followed by Cameron.

The driver was stuck by the steering wheel so it took me and another guy to free him and get him out.

Cameron was a great help as some drivers didn't even stop to help. I had to hang around for about a hour to give statement etc so late for lunch!

Driver taken to hospital in Barnstaple for routine checks but hopefully will be ok.

– Barry Pope
Another shot of the crashed lorry showing the path it travelled Credit: Barry Pope

The A39 at Shirwell near Barnstaple has been closed for much of the afternoon after the crash.

The driver of the HGV was taken to hospital but eyewitnesses said he appeared not seriously hurt.

The vehicle is believed to have been carrying bagged animal feed.

Watch: Our film of the lorry once the rescue vehicle had arrived:

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