Man in his 50s dies after A42 crash between van and lorry near Ashby

A man in his 50s has died after the van he was driving was involved in a collision with a lorry on the A42 near Ashby. The crash happened on the southbound carriageway, between junction 13 for Ashby and junction 12 for Measham, at lunchtime on Friday. Detectives announced the man’s death in a statement issued tonight.

They also appealed for anyone with dashcam footage of the crash, or of the vehicles beforehand, to come forward. Emergency services, including the air ambulance, were called to the scene shortly after 12.15pm. A spokesman for Leicestershire Police said: “The collision involved a black VW Transporter van and white Renault HGV.

“The driver of the van, believed to be a man in his 50s, died in the collision. The driver of the HGV was uninjured.”

RTC on A42 near Ashby de la Zouch

The southbound A42 was closed between Ashby and Measham for more than eight hours as crash investigators examined the scene. Pictures showed that the van had sustained extensive damage to its front in the crash.

An aggregates truck ahead of the van could be seen to have damaged rear tyres. Emergency services workers covered the entire front of the van with a tarpaulin. Debris could be seen strewn across the road.

Shocking footage shows van roll over in busy city street Detective Constable John Borlase, of the force’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “I’d like to appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the collision, or saw the vehicles prior to the collision, and hasn’t as yet spoken to police to please get in touch with what information they have. “Similarly, anyone with dashcam footage of the collision or the vehicles beforehand, if they haven’t already made officers aware, is asked to please contact us as it could also prove helpful to our investigation.”

Man in his 50s dies after A42 crash between van and lorry near AshbyRTC on A42 near Ashby de la Zouch

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