Motorist dies in crash between Hatfield and St Albans

PUBLISHED: 09:40 24 November 2017 | UPDATED: 09:58 24 November 2017

A414 North Orbital Road. Picture credit: Google Street View.

A414 North Orbital Road. Picture credit: Google Street View.

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A motorist has died following a crash between Hatfield and St Albans yesterday evening.

The collision occurred at 7.56pm on the westbound carriageway of the A414 North Orbital Road near the Colney Heath Lane roundabout.

For reasons currently unknown, a silver Vauxhall Astra was in collision with a white lorry.

Police and both the ambulance and fire services attended the incident, but the Astra driver’s injuries were severe and he died at the scene.

The driver of the lorry was uninjured.

The road was closed until just after 2am today (November 24).

PC Jackie Lister from the Forensic Collision Investigation Unit said: “Our thoughts are very much with the family of the Astra driver at this extremely difficult time and they are being supported by a specialist Family Liaison Officer.

“We are continuing to investigate and I would ask anyone who saw the collision or the vehicles prior to the incident to contact me.

“Additionally, a number of vehicles are now fitted with dash cams. If you were driving in the area of the collision and believe you may have footage of the incident, please get in touch as soon as possible.”

Anyone who has information in relation to this incident is asked to contact PC Lister via Hertfordshire Constabulary’s non-emergency number 101, quoting reference ISR 780 of 23/11/2017.

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