Driver killed in A45 crash

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A MOTORIST has died following a crash on the eastbound carriageway of the A45 near Earls Barton this morning.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: “At around 8.45am, a black Honda Jazz car left the carriageway near to the Earls Barton junction and was in collision with a road sign. The car then came to rest in a ditch.

“The fire and ambulance services attended the collision but the female driver of the Honda was pronounced dead at the scene. Next of kin has been informed although formal identification has not yet taken place.”

The victim is the 15th person to die on the county’s roads in 2012. This compares to 19 in the whole of 2011.

Witnesses to this collision, or anyone with information, can contact Northamptonshire Police’s Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615.