Van driver in his 30s dies after crash

Street view of Foston Road in Countesthorpe
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A man has died after a two-vehicle crash in Leicestershire. The collision happened in Foston Road, Countesthorpe, shortly before 3pm yesterday (Tuesday, June 4).

It involved a blue Citroen Nemo van and a grey Jaguar I-Pace. The driver of the van, a man in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said today.

The driver of the Jaguar, a man in his 50s, did not suffer serious injuries, the force added. Investigations into the collision are ongoing. The incident is the second fatality on Leicestershire's roads in the past 24 hours after a man died after being hit by a car on Leicestershire's A42.

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Officers from Leicestershire Police have turned to the public for help with their investigation into the incident. They have specifically appealed to the driver of a vehicle which is thought to have stopped at the scene of the crash.

Detective Sergeant Mike Steer, from the force’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU), said: “From inquiries carried out so far, I believe there may have been a taxi driver who briefly stopped at the scene. I’m appealing for this person to come forward as they may have information that could help.

“I’d also ask for any other motorists with dashcams, anyone who saw the collision occur or who saw either vehicle beforehand to get in touch. Anything you’re able to provide could help our investigation.”

Anyone with information should call on 101, quoting reference 24*327779. Alternatively, report information on the force’s website.

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