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Van driver dies following accident on the A50 near Toyota Island

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A van driver has been killed following an accident on the A50 near to Toyota Island last night. Derbyshire Police said it believes the person who died in the collision, which took place at around 10.15pm last night, is aged 27, although they are yet to inform his family members. Police said the man was certified dead at the scene on the eastbound A50 close to the junction with the A38 near Toyota Island.

A police spokeswoman said: “We received a call at 10.17pm to reports of a collision between a lorry and a van. The lorry was loaded with 23 tonnes of paper and was in collision with the van on the eastbound carriageway of the A50 near the junction four for the A38 in to Derby. “The air ambulance was called and a doctor declared the van driver dead at the scene.

At this stage we believe he is a 27-year-old man who is not local to the area although we are yet to trace his relatives. “The road remains closed and we have left the scene in the care of the Highways Agency who should be able to confirm when that stretch of the road will be re-open to traffic again.” Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact the police on 101 quoting incident number 1333 of February 23.

All lanes on #A50 E/B btwn #A38 + # A514 have re-opened following police investigation into a serious collision.

Thanks for your patience T…
— trafficjamnetwork (@trafficjamnet) 24 February 2017[2][3][4]

The eastbound carriageway remains closed this morning at junction four as accident investigation work continued and many of the roads around the area are heavily congested.

#A50 closed E/B btwn #A38 (#ToyotaIsland) +# A514 (#Chellaston) [email protected] collision investigation work. Info https://t.co/ZpjUgf63n1
— Highways England (@HighwaysEMIDS) 24 February 2017[5][6][7][8][9][10]

Traffic is backing up on the A50 to junction five the A516 for Etwall and Hilton. There is also queuing traffic on the A50 westbound at the junction for Toyota Island.

Traffic is also heavy on the A38 in both directions at Toyota Island. The Highways Agency are now saying traffic on the A50 should be back to normal “between 9am and 9.15am”. On their website they are reporting: “Normal traffic conditions are expected between 09:00 and 09:15 on 24 February 2017.

There are currently delays of 30 minutes against expected traffic.”

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  6. ^ #A38 (twitter.com)
  7. ^ #ToyotaIsland (twitter.com)
  8. ^ #Chellaston (twitter.com)
  9. ^ https://t.co/ZpjUgf63n1 (t.co)
  10. ^ 24 February 2017 (twitter.com)
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