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Man, 45, Killed In Crash Near Cirencester
At approximately 3am on Saturday June 23 police were called to the A417 near Cirencester, just before the junction with the A419, to help a recovery firm in recovering one of their vehicles that had broken down on the southbound carriageway.
Officers attending the scene but a road closure in place to assist the recovery.
At approximately 4am a collision occurred between an HGV and stationary vehicles queuing as a result of the road closure.
The driver of the HGV, a 45 year-old man from the Swindon area, was trapped in his vehicle and was later declared dead at the scene.
The A417 was closed for several hours following the crash.
The coroner has been informed of the death and the matter has been voluntarily referred to the IPCC.
As a consequence of the circumstances of the incident Gloucestershire Police have invited Wiltshire Police to manage the investigation into the cause of the collision.
Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact Gloucestershire police on 0845 090 1234 quoting incident number 138 of June 23rd.
: 25/06/2007 10:34:08
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