At around 6.48pm last night (Wednesday 11 January) police received a report of a collision involving two vehicles on the A30 near Avers in the Redruth area.
The collision involved a red Hyundai Santa Fe car which collided with the rear of a green tractor that was towing a loaded trailer.
The driver of the Hyundai, a 31 year old woman from the Penryn area died at the scene. A one year old child was also in the car but thankfully only sustained minor injuries, although was kept in Treliske Hospital overnight as a precaution.
The driver of the tractor from the Camborne area was uninjured.
The road was closed for approximately eight hours.