Man dies after his car hits building in Melton town centre

A building in Melton town centre
The man's car collided with a building in Melton -Credit:Leicester Mercury

A man has died after his car hit a building in Melton town centre on Sunday (May 5). Leicestershire Police said the incident happened at 4.40pm close to the junction of Nottingham Street and the A607.

The 69-year-old man was driving a grey Renault Zoe and was driving along Wilton Road prior to the crash. The force said no other vehicles were believed to be involved.

Detectives are now appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or saw the car beforehand to come forward. The force is also looking for any dash cam or CCTV footage.

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Detective sergeant Emma Mitchell, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Emergency services were called to the scene following the incident but sadly the driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene. We are working to understand how this collision occurred and piece together the movements of the car prior to the incident happening.

“No other vehicles are believed to be involved. If you were in the area of Wilton Road, Nottingham Road or the A607 around the time of the collision and think you may have seen something or captured something on your dash cam, please contact police.

“We are also asking local businesses to check CCTV for any footage that could be useful.” Police are carrying out the investigation on behalf of HM Coroner, anyone with information or footage that could assist with the investigation is asked to report online at or call 101, quoting 24*263153.

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