Fatal A46 crash: Man killed in two-lorry Lincoln crash

A46 Lincoln
Image caption A section of the A46 near Lincoln was closed for more than 18 hours

A 54-year-old lorry driver from North Lincolnshire has died following a crash that closed the A46 near Lincoln.

The accident happened on Monday afternoon when two lorries collided after one of them shed its load of sugar beet.

The road was closed in both directions between the junction with the A57 Saxilby Road and A1434 Newark Road.

The accident caused travel disruption on the major route, which was expected to remain shut until Tuesday morning.

The lorry driver, who was from Brigg, was taken to hospital but died later of his injuries.

Insp Simon Elmer said: "Obviously with a collision such as this where there are serious injuries involved, we have to carry out forensic tests at the scene, both on the road and the vehicles involved."

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