A five-year-old boy has died following a collision in St Austell on Thursday (April 25).

Police were called to reports of a collision involving a pedestrian and a Ford Fiesta on the A390 Penpillick Hill near St Austell at around 4.50pm.

The five-year-old boy sustained serious injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the car was uninjured.

The boy's next of kin were informed and are now being supported by specialist officers.

Police explained that the road was closed for around eight hours whilst emergency services dealt with the scene. It reopened at around 12.40am on Friday, April 26.

Sergeant Phil Brown, of the Serious Collisions Investigation Team, said: “Our thoughts are with the family following this tragic incident. They are being supported by specialist officers.

“We would like to thank those members of the public who stopped to help at the scene.

“Officers are investigating the circumstances that led to the collision and we would particularly like to speak to any witnesses who we have not yet spoken to.”

If you witnessed the incident or have any information or dashcam footage that could help with enquiries, please contact police via our website here or by calling 101 quoting log 547 of 25/04/24.”