Second man dies after A47 crash
- Credit: Archant
A second man has died following a three-vehicle crash on the A47.
Norfolk police said the man, in his 70s, was seriously injured in the collision at Little Fransham on Friday, March 6, and was taken to hospital.
He died the following day.
It follows the death of Calvin Beckett, in his 40s, who was also involved in the accident and died at the scene.
The crash happened at around 10.45am involving a lorry, a tanker and a car.
The man in his 70s was the driver of the car.
You may also want to watch:
Mr Beckett, a driver for Jewson who lived in Dereham, was driving the lorry.
Tributes were paid to Mr Beckett, who was chairman of the Toftwood Social Club, over the weekend.
The social club said on its Facebook page: "It is with a very heavy heart that we must announce that our chairman Calvin Beckett sadly passed away.
- 1 New appeal as pregnant woman goes missing again
- 2 Several weeks into lockdown, Norfolk sees sharp decline in coronavirus infection rates
- 3 What counts as a substantial meal under Norfolk's tier 2 pub rules?
- 4 Would you know what to do if your car hit a deer?
- 5 'It's nonsense': Shoppers react to Norfolk's Tier 2 announcement
- 6 Green light for new Tesco store in town centre
- 7 Commuter trains halted as Norwich to London line blocked
- 8 Man arrested after woman suffers broken collar bone in row over mask
- 9 PRESSER LIVE: Norwich City v Coventry City - Krul out three weeks; Pukki out this weekend
- 10 PE teacher banned after getting drunk and showing her breasts at school prom
"We will continue the great work that Calvin had accomplished over the many years of his tenure as chairman.
"We will carry the torch in his memory, using it to light the way forward and ensure that all his hard work and passion for the club that he held very dear to him continues through all of us."
The one passenger in the car and driver of the tanker both escaped serious injury.
The A47 was closed between Little Fransham and the McDonald's roundabout near Swaffham for hours following the crash.
A total of four people have died on the A47 in the last week, as the Little Fransham crash followed another collision at Acle on March 2, which claimed the lives of two women.
Police have urged witnesses to the Little Fransham collision to come forward.
A spokesman said: "Anyone who may have witnessed the collision, saw the manner of driving of either vehicle prior to the incident, or has dashcam footage, should contact Sgt Peter Howlett at Peter.Howlett@norfolk.pnn.police.uk or Norfolk Police on 101 quoting incident number 119 of Friday, March 6."