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Man dies in Norfolk crash

PUBLISHED: 08:37 20 March 2019 | UPDATED: 16:18 20 March 2019

The scene of the fatal crash on Magdalen High Road, St Germans  Picture: Chris Bishop

The scene of the fatal crash on Magdalen High Road, St Germans Picture: Chris Bishop

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A man has died after a crash in Norfolk.

Norfolk police confirmed that the man had died after the crash near Wiggenhall St Germans in the west of the county.

The crash happened on Magdalen High Road at about 12.30am on Wednesday.

A sign near the scene of the fatal crash on Magdalen High Road, at St Germans, warns of skid risk  Picture: Chris BishopA sign near the scene of the fatal crash on Magdalen High Road, at St Germans, warns of skid risk Picture: Chris Bishop

The stretch where it happened has recently been resurfaced and signs warn drivers to slow down because of the risk of skidding on loose chippings.

Police said a grey Ford Focus had crashed into a tree, before overturning and coming to a rest in a field.

A sign warning the road surface is damaged on Magdalen High Road, St Germans  Picture: Chris BishopA sign warning the road surface is damaged on Magdalen High Road, St Germans Picture: Chris Bishop

The man who was driving the car was pronounced dead at the scene.

Firefighters from King’s Lynn were among the emergency services which attended.

The road was closed while police carried out their investigations, but has since reopened.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash.

Anyone who saw the crash, or who may have seen the manner of driving of the car beforehand, should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Norfolk police on 101.


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