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Death crash driver named

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: December 11, 2013

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A HAMPSHIRE pensioner killed in a collision with a tractor in North Cornwall has been named by police.

George Barker, 95, from Ringwood, died when his red Skoda Fabia collided with a tractor on the A30 near Launceston on Monday evening of last week.

He was driving towards Bodmin on the westbound carriageway at Trewint when the collision happened at 5.05pm. The tractor, which was carrying a trailer of grass, overturned.

Mr Barker was a well-known member of the Hampshire community and was the secretary of the Bournemouth Philharmonic Orchestra.

The road was closed for eight hours while an investigation was carried out.

The tractor and trailer overturned in the crash and its male driver, who is thought to come from the St Mabyn area, and was working at Five Lanes, was taken with minor injuries to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.

A resident near the scene said the tractor ended up in the westbound lane in which the car was travelling while the trailer was overturned in the eastbound lane.

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