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Norfolk man, 81, dies in A11 crash

PUBLISHED: 09:57 09 November 2012 | UPDATED: 10:19 09 November 2012

Police are investigating after a man was knocked down by a trailer at Coltishall.

Police are investigating after a man was knocked down by a trailer at Coltishall.

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A man from Norfolk died in a crash on the A11 this week, police have revealed.

Police, fire and ambulance were called to the crash, involving two vehicles, just after 2pm on Wednesday.

The crash involved a black Mercedes estate car and a white DAF truck.

Firefighters released the driver of the car and he was treated by paramedics, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Suffolk police today confirmed that the man who died was Kenneth Hobbins, 81, from Bracken Close in Stratton Strawless.

The driver of the lorry was taken to West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds where he received treatment for minor injuries.

The A11 was closed in both directions between the Five Ways roundabout at Barton Mills and the B1112 while police carried out an accident investigation and recovery of the vehicles took place.

Police today appealed for witnesses to the fatal crash to get in touch.

They would like to hear from anyone who was travelling along the A11 and saw the black Mercedes estate car prior to or when the crash happened.

Calls should be made to PC Jeff Cribb at the Serious Collision Investigation Team at Suffolk Police on 101.

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