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'Keep ploughing the clouds' - tributes pour in for tractor driver after fatal crash

Emotional tributes have poured in for a man killed on New Year’s Day after he was trapped under his tractor following a crash.

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'Keep ploughing the clouds' - tributes pour in for tractor driver after fatal crash

Colin Hosking, 34, from Cambourne, died while on his way to a tractor rally in West Cornwall.

 

Mr Hosking, who worked for surfacing company D A Giles, was killed after becoming trapped under his tractor following a crash on an unclassified road.

 

It is understood his vintage blue tractor overturned after being involved with a collision with a blue Volkswagen Transporter.

 

He was pronounced dead at the scene on New Year’s Day.

 

A police spokesperson said: "The incident happened at approximately 9.30am on New Year’s Day and involved a blue Agricultural Tractor and a blue Volkswagen Transporter.

 

"As a result of the incident, the driver of the tractor, 34-year-old man from Camborne, died at the scene of the collision. His next of kin have been informed.


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"No one else was injured in the incident.

 

In a statement on Facebook, the Pendeen Charity Tractor & 4×4 Road Run group posted: “It is with a heavy heart we are to announce the loss of one of our own, who very sadly lost his life on a road run on New Year’s Day.

 

“This year our road run will be in memory of Colin Hosking who lost his life doing exactly what we do. Rest in peace Colin, our thoughts are with your family, friends and all who knew you.”

 

Family and friends left tributes on Facebook, describing their “total shock” and confirming how loved and respected he was.

 

“Your star will always shine brightest Colin”, wrote one.

 

“Rest now, sweet dreams and know that you will hold a special place in all our hearts.”

 

Another added: “I can’t believe you have gone. Far too early and leaving a huge gap in so many lives. You and your cheeky ways will be sorely missed.

“I will always cherish the memories I have of knowing you – you were one of a kind. My thoughts now are with your family.”

 

St Buryan Agricultural Preservation Limited posted: "Commiserations to Colin Hosking’s family on the sad news on New Year’s Day. RIP Colin."

 

A spokesperson for Cornwall Ploughing Federation added: "It is with great sadness that we learnt yesterday about the loss of one of our fellow ploughing members.

"Colin not only participated in our ploughing match in April 2017 for charity. He always supported our event and many others, ploughing all over the county.

 

"He helped organise many events. Colin was always willing to help. Our sincere sympathy goes to Colin’s family and friends at this difficult time.

 

"RIP from all at Cornwall Ploughing Federation - ’Keep ploughing the clouds and keep it straight’."

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