A passionate vintage tractor enthusiast has died in a car accident in Cornwall.

Thomas Andrews, 84, tragically died on Monday, May 30 when his Land Rover was involved in a collision on the A30.

Mr Andrews' family issued a statement through the Cornish Tractor Club, of which he had been a proud member for years.

They said: "Thomas was widely known in the tractor world for his encyclopaedic knowledge of vintage tractors and was a frequent exhibitor at rallies where he shared his knowledge through supplying manuals for many different makes and models.

"On occasion he would commentate in the main ring for the tractor parade and could always be found in the tractor section at The Royal Cornwall Show.

"He was a 'Ford' man at heart, but would talk for many an hour about all things tractor and agriculture related.

"His wife Elizabeth (Liz) is being supported by their family and thank you for your kind words of condolences as this difficult time."

In a moving response, fellow club member, Lizzie wrote: "RIP Thomas Andrews. I've known you all my life and I will miss you like many many others.

"Rallies and Royal Cornwall Show won't be the same.

"Thinking about you, Liz, Frances,Vivienne and their families at this sad time."

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This afternoon (Friday, June 10) Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed that it was Mr Andrews that died in the tragedy and they shared a photograph of him.

The accident took place at around 7.15pm on the A30 westbound carriageway near Victoria.

Mr Andrews was driving a silver Land Rover Discovery at the time of the accident.

A female passenger was taken to hospital for treatment of minor injuries and the air ambulance attended.

Officers are requesting that anyone with any information about or dashcam footage of the accident email them at 101@dc.police.uk or call them on 101, quoting log 803 of 30/05/22.