Man killed in A6 crash named by police

Sgt Tony Payne from Northamptonshire Police
Sgt Tony Payne from Northamptonshire Police

A man who died after being hit while crossing the A6 has been named by police.

Police had appealed for help in identifying the man who was crossing the carriageway when he was hit by a blue Vauxhall Combo van.

The incident happened at about 4.45pm on the A6 between Finedon and Irthlingborough on Monday and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A number of people came forward to help with the identification of the victim following the appeal.

A police spokesman said: “He has been formally identified as 60-year-old Keith Hearn, of Hayden Avenue, Finedon.

“Mr Hearn was crossing the carriageway between Finedon and Irthlinborough at about 4.45pm on Monday when he was hit by a blue Vauxhall Combo van. Sadly, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

“We would like to thank the public for their help in enabling us to identify Mr Hearn, following yesterday’s appeal.”

Speaking earlier this week, Sergeant Tony Payne said: “We know the man had walked from the direction of Irthlingborough towards Finedon as he had been spotted by a jogger who was passing in the area.”

Witnesses to the collision or anyone with information about it is asked to call the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615 or Northamptonshire Police on 101.