Lorry driver killed in A47 crash

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A LORRY driver, believed to be from Sutton Bridge, has died after his vehicle collided with a car in Norfolk.

Colin Wright, from Swineshead-based haulage firm Mason Brothers, was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene of the accident at 10am on Saturday.

Police said the Scania HGV he was driving crossed the central reservation at the Harford Bridges junction of the A47 near Norwich following a collision with a blue Seat Leon. Both cars were travelling in the same direction.

A force spokesman said there were no other serious injuries, but the driver of the Seat had been treated for minor injuries.

Mr Wright, who was in his 60s, according to company director Richard Mason, had worked for the company for about ten years.

Mr Mason said: “He was a very liked member of the team and a very reliable and efficient driver, He will be sorely missed by his employers and his colleagues. It’s a great loss and our thoughts are with his family at this time.”