One dead and four hurt in A47 car and lorry crash

Insp Darren Elliott said the car had burst into flames at the scene

A woman was killed and four others were injured in a crash between a car and a lorry that closed a major Norfolk road.

A black Fiat Punto crashed into a lorry parked in a layby on the A47 at North Burlingham at 05:30 GMT and burst into flames.

Four of the five women in the car, who are between 17 to 20 years old, were taken to hospital.

Police said the car's front-seat passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.

One of the women is in a critical but stable condition at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.

The other three women have serious injuries.

All five passengers are thought to come from across Norfolk.

The road was closed immediately after the crash for several hours while an investigation took place, causing rush-hour tailbacks.

It was reopened by 13:30 GMT.

Norfolk Police are asking witnesses to the collision to contact them.

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