Launceston shop-front car death driver named

Launceston car crash
Image caption The car damaged the steps of the town's Westgate Centre

A driver who died when his car crashed into a shop in the centre of Launceston in Cornwall has been named as Phillip Lewitt.

Mr Lewitt's Nissan hit Blades hairdressers on Friday afternoon before sliding about 150 yards (135m) down the road and hitting the Westgate Centre.

The car ended up on its side and much of the town centre was closed off for five hours to allow an investigation.

Police said 62-year-old Mr Lewitt was well known in the area.

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