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Driver dies in collision on A5 west of Shrewsbury

A driver has died following a collision on the A5 west of Shrewsbury in the early hours of this morning.

The collision happened between Nesscliffe and Montford Bridge at around 3.08am and involved a Vauxhall Astra and a lorry.

The driver of the Astra, a 23-year-old man from Shrewsbury, sadly died at the scene.

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Emergency services including West Midlands Ambulance Service, West Mercia Police and Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “One ambulance and a paramedic officer attended to a road traffic collision involving a car and a lorry at 3.08am on the A5 in Shrewsbury.

“Ambulance staff found the driver of the car in a critical condition. Unfortunately, it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed deceased.”

A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and remains in police custody.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information or dash-cam footage which may help with the investigation is asked to contact Sgt Alexander Saxton on 07970864475 or Alexander.saxton@westmercia.police.uk quoting incident 42i of 23 January.

The A5 between the A458 Welshpool Road in Shrewsbury and the Felton Butler Roundabout was closed throughout Monday daytime and reopened shortly after 7pm.

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