Lorry Driver Killed

22 June 2012, 12:56 | Updated: 22 June 2012, 13:08

Two people have been arrested over a big crash on the A5 in Northamptonshire involving two lorries, in which one of the drivers died.

The crash happened at Kilsby on the Northamptonshire/Warwickshire border at 1am on Friday 22 June 2012, and caused a big fire which took around 20 firefighters more than five hours to put out.

One of the lorry drivers - a 47 year old man from Luton - died at the scene.  The driver and passenger of the other lorry were not seriously injured, and taken to Northampton General Hospital as a precaution.  They were later arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Police said the A5 would probably have to stay closed at Kilsby for the rest of Friday 22 June because of an accident investigation, and the damage caused to the road.

The road was closed between the A428 at Crick (Junction 18 M1) and A45 at Weedon (Junction 16 M1) and diversions put in place.  Drivers were asked to avoid the area if possible.