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Wisbech men who died after head-on collision on A47 near King’s Lynn are named

PUBLISHED: 16:49 23 January 2018 | UPDATED: 08:19 24 January 2018

Emergency services at the scene on the A47 in King's Lynn, Norfolk, where two men have died after a van and coach collided. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 17, 2018. See PA story POLICE Crash. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Emergency services at the scene on the A47 in King's Lynn, Norfolk, where two men have died after a van and coach collided. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 17, 2018. See PA story POLICE Crash. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Two men who suffered fatal injuries in a crash on the A47 have been named.

The scene of the collision involving a coach and a van, in which two men died. Picture: Chris Bishop The scene of the collision involving a coach and a van, in which two men died. Picture: Chris Bishop

James Cox, 46 and Riki Boughen, 43, died after their Ford Transit van was involved in a head-on collision with a coach. Both were from the Wisbech area.

Inquests into both men’s deaths will be opened by Norfolk coroner Jacqueline Lake at the coroner’s court in Norwich tomorrow morning.

Police are still investigating the cause of the crash and the hearing is likely to be adjourned until their inquiries are complete, before a full inquest is heard.

The accident happened on an unlit single-carriageway stretch of the road at Constitution Hill, around a mile east of the Hardwick Roundabout on Wednesday, January 17.

Police said a passenger travelling in the van was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which happened around 5.20pm.

The driver was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in King’s Lynn, where he later died.

The driver of the coach and a number of passengers on board were taken to hospital to be treated for bruises.

Anyone who witnessed the collision should contact the serious collision investigation team at Wymondham on 101.

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