Lorry driver's death confirmed by police one week after HGVs collide

A driver died followed a collision between two lorries on the A49 in Shropshire.

The crash closed the A49 last week
The crash closed the A49 last week

The crash happened at 9.20am on Friday, December 16, on the trunk road at Leebotwood, just north of Church Stretton.

The road was closed in both directions for several hours after the collision between the B4371 (Church Stretton) and the A5/A5112 (near Bayston Hill).

Police have issued a statement saying: "We are sad to report that a man in his 60s, the driver of one the vehicles, who was airlifted to the Royal Stoke University Hospital passed away that day. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.

"Police investigations are continuing and if you witnessed the incident or can help with our enquiries please email shane.williamson@westmercia.police.uk quoting incident number 103 of 16 December 2022."

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford to the scene.

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