UPDATED: Fatal A417 crash between car and lorry to close Gloucestershire road 'for some time'

A fatal crash closed part of the A417 Gloucestershire for more than six hours today. Officers said the collision happened at the southbound junction with Burford Road at the Haresbush services at around 10am. Emergency service and collision investigators have been at the scene of the crash, that involved a car and a lorry, throughout the day.

The driver of the car died at the scene, the lorry driver was uninjured. Police have confirmed that the driver who lost their life was a woman and her next-of-kin have been informed. The road reopened at 5.30pm after being closed at around 11am.

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 The affected stretch of the A417 in Gloucestershire  

The full statement from police issued earlier read: “Specialist collision investigators remain at the scene of a fatal collision on the A417 which involved a car and a lorry.

“The incident happened at the junction with Burford Road at Haresbush services at around 10am today, Tuesday 8 October. “The driver of the car died at the scene. “The lorry driver was physically uninjured in the collision.

“Road closures have been put in place on the southbound carriage from Daglingworth quarry junction. The closures will be reviewed later this afternoon. “The road is open northbound.”

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A417 Missing Link project

Highways England had put out a national alert on the closure, saying: “The A417 in Gloucestershire is closed southbound between the A436 and the A429 due to a serious collision involving a car and an HGV.

“All emergency services including Gloucestershire Police are in attendance.” Updates appeared in the blog below.

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