March man killed in crash

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THE driver killed in a five-vehicle crash on the A47 on Wednesday morning has been named as a 53-year-old March man.

Francis Robert Grant (known as Frank), of Heron Walk, was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital at King’s Lynn following the accident, which happened between Wisbech and Guyhirn at around 7.05am, but later died.

He was driving a white Kia Sportage that was involved in a collision with four other vehicles.

They were a green Land Rover Discovery driven by a 38-year-old March man; a Blue Mercedes C180 driver by a 26-year-old man from Peterborough; a white Citroen van driven by a man from the Wisbech area and a white Ford Transit van driver by a 39-year-old from March.

The Citroen van driver was taken to Peterborough City Hospital with minor injuries.

No-one else was injured in the collision, which left the road closed for over seven hours while emergency services dealt with the scene, which meant diversions were in place for most of the day. The vehicles were eventually cleared from the road just after 3pm.

Police are appealing for witnesses and want to hear from anyone who saw any of the vehicles prior to the accident, or saw the collision.

Anyone with information is asked to contact: PC Dave Halling of the Roads Policing Unit on 0345-4564564.