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Two men who died in A30 crash were 'local' say police: UPDATE
5:40pm Tuesday 20th August 2013 in News
UPDATE: Police can now confirm the two people who died in the collision were local men.
The families of two local men have been made aware of the incident. Formal identity is not expected until later in the week.
Police have confirmed that at approximately 9.50pm on Sunday officers and emergency services attended a fatal road traffic collision between a car and a lorry on the A30 at Crowlas, Penzance.
Two people died as a result of the collision which resulted in a large fire in both vehicles.
The deceased, both occupants of a Citroen Saxo, have not been indentified and further enquiries to establish their identity and inform their next of kin are continuing.
The driver of the lorry suffered minor cuts and bruises.
The A30 at Crowlas was closed after a fatal crash and fire at 10pm on Sunday. Two people travelling in a Citroen Saxo died.
Emergency services were still at the scene this morning.
The road is expected to reopen at noon.
Two pumping appliances from Penzance, one pumping appliance from St Ives and the rescue tender from Camborne attended.
Crew used breathing apparatus and two hose reels.
The road is expected to be closed between the A394 and the A3074 throughout rush hour. Diversions are in place.
Anyone who has information about the collision is requested to contact the police on 101 and quote police incident reference 904 18/08/2013.