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Man in 20s dies following head-on collision on busy road

PUBLISHED: 07:46 09 September 2019 | UPDATED: 09:20 09 September 2019

The scene of the crash on the A1065 near South Raynham  Picture: Chris Bishop

The scene of the crash on the A1065 near South Raynham Picture: Chris Bishop

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A man in his 20s has died following a head-on collision between two vehicles.

The A1065, near South Raynham, where the fatal collision happened  Picture: Chris BishopThe A1065, near South Raynham, where the fatal collision happened Picture: Chris Bishop

At around 3,20am on Sunday, police were called to a collision between a silver Mazda and a brown Range Rover on the A1065 Swaffham Road, between South Raynham and Weasenham St Peter.

Police, paramedics and three fire crews attended the scene, with firefighters extinguishing one of the vehicles, which had caught fire.

The driver of the Mazda, a man thought to be in his 20s, died at the scene as a result of the injuries suffered in the crash.

The A1065, near South Raynham, where the fatal collision happened  Picture: Chris BishopThe A1065, near South Raynham, where the fatal collision happened Picture: Chris Bishop

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Meanwhile, the two people travelling in the Range Rover are being treated for serious injuries at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn.

A police spokesman said the Mazda was travelling towards Fakenham at the time of the collision, while the Range Rover was being driven in the opposite direction, towards Swaffham.

The A1065, near South Raynham, where the fatal collision happened  Picture: Chris BishopThe A1065, near South Raynham, where the fatal collision happened Picture: Chris Bishop

The road was closed for seven hours while emergency services attended to the scene and carried out investigations.

It reopened at 10.36am.

Any witnesses to the collision, or drivers with dashcam footage are asked to contact Sgt Peter Howlett at the serious collision investigation team on 101, or email peter.howlett@norfolk.pnn.police.uk quoting incident number 47 of Sunday, September 8.

The A1065, near South Raynham, where the fatal collision happened  Picture: Chris BishopThe A1065, near South Raynham, where the fatal collision happened Picture: Chris Bishop

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