Man dies in crash in Leicestershire

A man has died following a two-car collision near Loughborough.

The incident happened on Whatton Road, Hathern at 11.10am on Tuesday (14 January). The crash involved a green Toyota Avensis car and a green Range Rover.

A man in his 80s, who was driving the Toyota car, was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham following the incident with serious injuries.

The man has since died in hospital. No other injuries have been reported.

Road closures were put in place in the area of Whatton Road, Hathern Road and the A6 Derby Road following the collision. The roads have since been reopened.

Detective Constable Pete Davies said: “We have spoken to a number of people following the incident and are appealing to anyone with any information, who has not yet spoken with us, to make contact.”

“Were you in the area around the time of the incident? Did you witness the collision or did you see either of the vehicles involved prior to the collision.”

“Anyone who does have any information should contact 101 quoting incident 176 of 14 January.”

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