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Man dies in lorry crash on A47 in Scarning

PUBLISHED: 08:06 02 February 2018 | UPDATED: 10:20 02 February 2018

The A47 is closed at Scarning after a serious crash involving two lorries. Picture: Ian Burt

The A47 is closed at Scarning after a serious crash involving two lorries. Picture: Ian Burt

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Police have confirmed that a man was killed in a collision involving two lorries on the A47 at Scarning.

A diversion is in place at the Wendling junction of the A47. Picture: Ian Burt A diversion is in place at the Wendling junction of the A47. Picture: Ian Burt

The accident took place on a straight section of road between the A1075 and A1065 at around 8.30am on Thursday.

A male passenger in one of the lorries died at the scene, while the drivers sustained minor injuries.

One of the vehicles involved was operated by delivery company, DHL. A spokesperson said: “DHL can confirm that one of its vehicles was involved in a serious road traffic collision this morning on the A47, near Norwich.

“We are cooperating fully with police in their investigation. While this is underway we are unable to comment further, except to confirm that the safety of the public remains of paramount importance to the company”.

The road was closed until just after 7pm on Thursday. Norfolk Police posted on Twitter that officers had assisted in a “complex recovery operation” and a crane was needed to remove the vehicles.

More information can be found on the Highways England website.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision, or the manner of driving of either vehicle prior to the incident, should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101.

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