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One killed in A30 road collision

  • 22 December 2013
  • From the section England
A30 crash scene
Image caption The road was closed for a police investigation

One person has died in a multi-vehicle collision on the Devon and Cornwall border.

Four vehicles and a pedestrian were involved in the crash on the A30 between Launceston in Cornwall and Lifton in Devon at about 06:22 GMT.

Two other collisions on the A30 near Jamaica Inn Road in Cornwall closed a 20-mile (32km) section of the road.

The first, at about 09:30, involved two vehicles. The second, at about 12:10, was declared a major incident.

The major incident incident collision involved what fire crews described as several vehicles.

Police, fire crews, ambulances and the Cornwall Air Ambulance were called to the scene.

The A30 has been closed for about 20 miles between Launceston and Bodmin.

Traffic was very heavy in the area and police advised drivers to avoid it if possible.

After the Launceston-Lifton collision diversions were put in place via the neighbouring A388.

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