Lorry driver dies after crash on A42 at Breedon on the Hill

A lorry driver has died after a collision on the A42 in Leicestershire. Police were called to the incident at 4.53pm at Breedon on the Hill following the crash on the northbound carriageway just before the junction 14 exit. The HGV driver, a man in his 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene by the East Midlands Ambulance Service.

The road was closed for 10 hours throughout the evening and during the early hours of this morning (Tuesday April 20) to allow emergency services to attend the scene and for initial enquiries to be carried out. Emergency repairs had to be made to a crash barrier at the scene of the incident. Detectives are continuing to investigate the full circumstances of the collision and are appealing to anyone with any information to make contact.

Detective Sergeant Paul Hawkins, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We are speaking to a number of people who have made contact with us already in relation to this incident and would like to thank those that have made contact so far.

“We are appealing to anyone who was driving in the area at the time and who has any information to make contact with us if you have not already done so. “If you have any dashcam footage from the area at the time, we also ask that you please check this and make contact with us.” A Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: “We were called by the East Midlands Ambulance Service at 5.02pm to a report of a crash involving a HGV.

“The HGV had left the carriageway. We made the vehicle safe and left the incident in the hands of the police.”

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It’s that easy! A Highways England spokesman said: ” We needed to carry out repairs to the nearside barrier which was damaged when the lorry left the carriageway. “The incident happened on the northbound side of the road and the road was back open at 3.20am.

The southbound side of the road was unaffected.”

Anyone with any information should contact Leicestershire Police on 101