Woman dies in hospital 10 days after A30 crash

The police have today named a 79-year-old woman who died following a serious crash on the A30. Officers were notified at around 1.13pm on Wednesday, September 2, of a two-vehicle collision on the eastbound carriageway of the A30 between Victoria and Innis Downs. The collision involved a black Ford Transit and a white and red Mitsubishi recovery truck.

The recovery truck was stationary with the recovery driver attending to a broken down black Peugeot 308 and its occupants when the Ford Transit collided with the rear of the truck. Significant damage was caused to all vehicles with the Ford Transit rolling on to its side. The Alliance’s Roads Policing Team attended the scene and commenced an investigation with officers working to establish the cause of the collision.

A 79-year-old local woman, Iris Udy, sustained serious injuries and was taken to Derriford Hospital. Police have since been informed that she passed away in hospital in the early hours of September 12. The driver of the Ford Transit, a 64-year-old man from Wales, was uninjured.

A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said officers are now urging anyone with information to come forward.

“Police are appealing for any witnesses who were in the area at the time of the collision and may also have dashcam.

“Please contact police via 101@dc.police.uk or by calling 101 quoting Log 442 of 2 nd September 2020.”

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