INVESTIGATIONS into the death of a campervan driver who died following a collision on the A31 in Wimborne are continuing, an inquest has heard.

This morning the inquest into the death of 67-year-old Richard Granville Cooke was opened and adjourned by Dorset Coroner Sheriff Payne.

Mr Payne heard the pensioner, who lived in Fareham, Hampshire, was driving along the road when the campervan collided with a yellow tipper truck.

Coroner's officer Allan Young told the court: “At approximately 10.14am on Thursday, July 24, Dorset Police control room was informed of a serious two vehicle road traffic collision which had occurred on the A31 Wimborne just outside the Esso Wimborne Service Station.

“A Fiat motorhome was travelling east along the A31 when it collided with a yellow Daf Tipper Truck which was travelling West.”

After carrying out a post-mortem on Mr Granville Cooke's body, Dr David Parham, consultant pathologist at Royal Bournemouth Hospital, recorded the provisional cause of his death as unascertained pending further tests.

Mr Young said Dorset Police is carrying out further investigations on behalf of the coroner.

The inquest was adjourned until November.