Man dies after collision with lorry on major road
A MAN has died after apparently walking into the path of a lorry travelling down a major road in Cornwall.
Emergency services were called to a busy stretch of the A30 near Launceston on Saturday night.
A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said it was thought the man, a 34-year-old who lived locally, had been standing in a lay-by in front of his Renault Laguna car.
However, he then walked into the near-side lane of the eastbound carriageway of the A30 and was in struck by the HGV.
Police said the investigation into the circumstances of the incident, which happened at the road's junction with the Callington-bound A388 at around 7.15pm, was ongoing.
The spokesman said it was unclear whether the car had broken down or whether anyone was with the man in the lay-by at the time.
"Unfortunately the 34-year-old man was declared dead at the scene," he said. "The driver of the HGV was also treated for shock at the scene by ambulance crews."
The A30 eastbound carriageway was closed for seven hours to enable officers to investigate the incident.
Police are now urging any witnesses or anyone who saw the man in the lay-by before the collision to come forward.