Rural Shropshire road closed due to overnight crash

A road in south Shropshire has been closed since the early hours of the morning due to a crash.

Diddlebury on the B4368. Photo: Google
Diddlebury on the B4368. Photo: Google

West Mercia Police reported shortly before 4.15am on Saturday that the B4368 at Diddlebury, not far from Craven Arms, had been closed "due to an RTC".

The force later confirmed that a 26-year-old man died on the road after being "struck by a vehicle that failed to stop".

One witness have also reported hearing a helicopter flying above the area at around 4.30am.

Paul Gravestock, who lives close by said neighbours had heard the helicopter circling in the early hours and reported police activity on a farm track at Corfton.

He also said the track was shut off with a white van and two cars blocking the entrance, although there was no sign of an accident.

He then tried to walk his dog around 6.30am but was not able to access his normal route as officers said they "didn't want to contaminate the scene".

As of 3pm police it's understood the road was still closed.

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