Police appeal for witnesses to crash in which driver died

PUBLISHED: 10:08 09 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:51 06 May 2010

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a road accident near Harpenden yesterday (Thursday) morning in which a 33-year-old motorist died. The crash happened at about 5.30am on the A1081 north of the junction with Kinsbourne Green Lane. Two vehicles, a black

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a road accident near Harpenden yesterday (Thursday) morning in which a 33-year-old motorist died.

The crash happened at about 5.30am on the A1081 north of the junction with Kinsbourne Green Lane.

Two vehicles, a black Vauxhall Astra and a Ford Transit van were travelling in opposite directions when for reasons unknown, the Vauxhall crossed onto the opposite carriageway and collided with the van.

The driver of the Astra, who is from Luton, was taken to Luton and Dunstable Hospital where he died.

The van driver, who is aged 55 and from Wooton in Beds, was taken to the same hospital where he was described as being in a stable condition.

Police Constable Ian Breacher said: We are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident or the circumstances leading up to it to get in contact. Please call the police non-emergency number on 0845 3300222."

The road was closed between West Hyde Lane and the M1 slip road roundabout at Luton and remained in place while road repairs were carried out.

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