Dereham: More Details Released About A47 Fatal Crash

17 May 2013, 11:00 | Updated: 17 May 2013, 11:08

Police have released more details about a crash on the A47 near Dereham yesterday which killed a man.

The crash happened near Dereham at around 2.50pm and involved a car and a lorry.

Police have told Heart the driver of the silver Ford Focus was a 69-year-old man from Norwich. He died at the scene.

The Ford Focus was travelling toward King's Lynn from the Dereham direction when it was in a head on collision with the lorry coming the other way.

The road was closed in both directions between Scarning and Dereham yesterday afternoon and evening to allow emergency services to carry out their investigations.

The driver of the 7.5 tonne lorry, a Norwich man,  was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for treatment to a broken left hand

Roads policing officers would like to hear from anyone who believes they may have witnessed the collision. Witnesses are asked to call Insp Chris Brooks at the Serious Collision Investigation Team (SCIT) at Norfolk Constabulary on 101.