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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Police seek witnesses to Oswestry death incident

Police are appealing for witnesses after a lorry driver was killed in a road incident in Oswestry town centre early today.

Police are investigating the circumstances of the incident which happened in Smithfield Street shortly before 7am.

No other vehicle is believed to have been involved.

A West Mercia Police spokesperson said: “The man was driving a delivery vehicle which is thought to have come into contact with a car park barrier.

“We are still investigating exactly what happened and are appealing for witnesses to contact Oswestry police station on 101.

“At this stage, we do not think any other vehicle was involved.  The driver, who is thought to be in his sixties, was the only person in the lorry.”

A post mortem is being arranged and an inquest will be opened in due course.

The Health and Safety Executive has also been informed.

Smithfield Street was closed for several hours while the emergency services worked at the scene.

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