Lorry driver dies after A14 crash

Tailbacks on the A14 westbound last night
Tailbacks on the A14 westbound last night

A lorry driver was pronounced dead on the scene after a crash on the A14 last night.

A collision between two lorries on the westbound carriage of the A14 led to the fatal accident of a 51-year-old man at about 5pm last night, July 26.

It is the 24th death on county roads this year.

The crash led to four-mile tailbacks a mile prior to the Catthorpe Interchange and queuing which lasted several hours, but the Highways Agency were on hand to check on passengers and hand out water in the hot weather.

Inspector Phil Kings, from Northamptonshire Police, said: “There was a collision between two HGVs and unfortunately, the driver of one of the vehicles was pronounced dead at the scene.”

Traffic started being diverted at around 8pm, with the westbound carriage remaining closed into the night for police investigations.