Update: A47 between Wisbech and Guyhirn re-opens after fatal crash

A man died after a collision on the A47 near Wisbech this morning.

There were long delays on the main route into Norfolk from the North and Midlands after the fatal accident ahead of the morning rush hour.

Police said the collision involved five cars and happened on the A47 near the B198 Cromwell Road, on the outskirts of Wisbech, at 7am.

'One driver was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital with serious injuries and I can now confirm they have died,' a spokesman said.

The driver, who suffered a head injury in the crash, is believed to be in his 50s. A formal idenification is yet to be carried out.

Another male in his 30s was taken to the hospital in King's Lynn but an East of England Ambulance service spokesman confirmed he was only treated for shock. Two other people were treated for minor injuries at the scene.

Drivers were diverted away from the crash scene west of Wisbech until 3pm this afternoon. It meant drivers travelling to Norfolk from the west endured a long detour via March, Coldham and Friday Bridge.

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Motorists on the diversion route also faced further delays this morning after a collision between a tractor and a car on Friday Bridge Road, in Elm, near Wisbech, at 10am which blocked part of the road.

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