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Van driver, 21, killed in A5 crash with crop sprayer

By Jordan Reynolds | Lichfield | News | Published:

A young man has died after the van he was driving crashed with an agricultural vehicle on the A5 today.

Emergency services at the scene of the crash on the A5. Photo: SnapperSK

The crash happened at the junction of the A5 and Streetway Road near Weeford in Staffordshire at about 11.30am.

The 21-year-old driver of the Citroen van was pronounced dead at the scene while the driver of the Bateman crop sprayer was unhurt, Staffordshire Police said.

Emergency services at the scene of the crash on the A5. Photo: SnapperSK
Emergency services at the scene of the crash on the A5. Photo: SnapperSK

The road was closed for around three hours while specialist collision officers examined the scene.

Photos from the crash site showed police examining the crop sprayer, which was left on Streetway Road, and the van, which ended up in a hedge.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival crews discovered a van that had left the carriageway following a collision with a tractor trailer.

Emergency services at the scene of the crash on the A5. Photo: SnapperSK

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“The van driver, a man, was found to have suffered multiple serious injuries in the collision.

“Unfortunately, it quickly became apparent nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.”

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call police on 101 quoting incident 228 of September 10 or email ciu@Staffordshire.pnn.police.uk

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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