South East Wales

Lorry driver dies after crash on A40 near Raglan, Monmouthshire

A lorry driver has died after the vehicle left the carriageway of the A40 in Monmouthshire, police have said.

Emergency services were called to the one-vehicle crash near Raglan at 11:11 GMT.

The northbound carriageway remained closed between Raglan and the Monmouth tunnels for investigation work.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said the lorry left the carriageway and ended up in a ditch close to Raglan Service Station.

The Welsh ambulance service sent five vehicles and a helicopter.

A spokesperson added: "We sent three rapid response vehicles, an emergency ambulance, the hazardous area response team and the Helimed helicopter to the scene."

One fire crew from Malpas and two from Monmouth were at the scene.

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