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One person has died and another injured following A11 crash

PUBLISHED: 09:04 29 April 2019 | UPDATED: 13:03 29 April 2019

A person has been killed in a crash on the A11 near Wymondham this morning. Picture: Denise Bradley

A person has been killed in a crash on the A11 near Wymondham this morning. Picture: Denise Bradley

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One person has been killed and another taken to hospital following a crash on the A11.

Emergency services attended the scene around 4.55am after two cars hit a deer near Wymondham.

The driver of one of the cars was then involved in a collision with an HGV and died at the scene.

A second person, a woman, was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital to be treated for injuries.

The road was closed between the B1135 Wymondham junction and the A47 Thickthorn roundabout.

The northbound carriageway re-opened about three hours later but the south bound carriageway was shut for most of the morning and the road was only clear at lunchtime.

A diversion was in place and police warned drivers the closure was causing delays of up to an hour for motorists approaching Thickthorn from the Newmarket Road.

Drivers heading towards Wymondham faced delays of 40 minutes before the Browick Road junction.

There were also long tail backs on the A47 with traffic queuing at the Thickthorn roundabout.

The road closure also affected several buses, with the First 13, X13, 13c and the Konectbus 6, X6, 8, 9 and park and ride 501 being re-routed.

The A11 is closed between Wymondham and Thickthorn following a crash this morning. Photo: EDP24The A11 is closed between Wymondham and Thickthorn following a crash this morning. Photo: EDP24

Konectbus tweeted: “Delays at Thickthorn due to a serious RTC on the A11 are causing heavy disruption to konectexpress 8. We are releasing a relief bus from our depot as we speak to keep things moving.”

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision, or the manner of driving of any of the vehicles prior to the incident, should contact Sergeant Chris Harris at Wymondham Roads Policing on 101 or email Christopher.Harris@norfolk.pnn.police.uk

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