POLICE have launched an investigation after a fatal collision on the A38.

Officers were called to reports of a serious collision between a motorcyclist and a van driver near the Trerulefoot roundabout in the early morning of March 7.

A Saltash man in his 60’s, the rider of a grey BMW motorcycle, was pronounced deceased at the scene after sustaining fatal injuries, while the driver of the white Peugeot Boxer van was uninjured.

The incident led to the A38 being closed for approximately eight hours while officers investigated the scene and recovered the vehicles involved.

Police are asking anyone who has dashcam footage of the incident, or witnessed it to contact them in order to help them further their enquiries.

Members of the public were also thanked for their patience during the lengthy closure, which saw diversions put in place with additional demand on the Torpoint Ferry, which extended its peak-hour service of three ferries to combat this.

Anyone with information or footage is asked to contact Devon and Cornwall Police by calling 101, quoting reference number 50240054917 or by using the 101 online form available on their website.

A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said: “Witnesses are sought by police after a motorcyclist died in a fatal collision on the A38 in Cornwall on March 7.

“Emergency services were called around 7.05am following the incident involving a grey BMW motorcycle and a white Peugeot Boxer van near Trerulefoot roundabout.

“The motorcyclist, a man in his 60s from Saltash, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

“The van driver was uninjured.

“The A38 was closed for around eight hours for officers to investigate the scene and for the vehicles to be recovered. Police would like to thank the public for their patience during the road closure.

“Officers investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision are appealing for any witnesses to contact them. They are also keen to hear from motorists with relevant dashcam footage.

“Please contact police online or by telephone on 101, quoting reference number 50240054917.”