Wheathampstead man killed in car accident is named

THE WHEATHAMPSTEAD man killed in a car crash last week has been named.

Andrew Viner of Wick Avenue was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on the B651 between Sandridge and Wheathampstead, close to Ferrers Lane.

The 47-year-old was driving a blue Nissan Micra towards Sandridge when it and a silver BMW X5 were involved in a collision at around 10am last Saturday (June 18).

The driver of the BMW was taken to the QEII hospital with minor injuries.

Mr Viner’s died from multiple injuries but this is subject to confirmation at an inquest to be held at a later date.

Sergeant Colin Bonner from the Road Crash Investigation Unit said: “I am appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident and can help explain what happened to come forward.

“Those with information can contact me via the non-emergency number on 0845 33 00 222.”

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