A42 closed near Coalville and Ashby due to crash overnight

A major county road was closed for more than 12 hours due to a fatal crash overnight. The collision was between a lorry and a van and happened at around 2.45am, and sadly the van driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The A42 northbound between J12 for Ashby and J13 for Ashby and Coalville was shut until just before 3pm today.

Emergency services were on the scene. We covered this incident live. Updates are below.

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