A30 crash victim named as inquest opens

Paramedics at the scene of the A30 crash late on May 2
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A man who died in a crash on the A30 has been named by the coroner. An inquest into the death of Martin John Snowden, from Holsworthy in Devon, has been opened.

The 38-year-old from Holsworthy died after being involved in a two-vehicle collision at Plusha near Launceston on the evening of May 2. He had been travelling in a Honda Civic when he was in a collision with a Range Rover Evoque. The crash happened late that night but despite efforts by emergency services who rushed to the incident, he was declared deceased at the scene.

Three other people travelling in the vehicle were taken to Derriford Hospital, including one casualty in a serious condition. The two people from the Range Rover were taken to Treliske Hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

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The coroner for Cornwall identified the deceased as Mr Snowden and an inquest into his death was opened on May 30 and adjourned for investigations to be completed ahead of a full hearing at the coroner's court in Truro.

At the time of the fatal crash, Devon and Cornwall Police said that the driver of the Honda, a 45-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

The police asked that anyone with any relevant information or dash-cam footage which may assist the investigation contact the force via Devon and Cornwall Police's website or by calling 101 quoting reference log 864 of 02/05/24.