Man, 56, who died in crash has been named

Gloucestershire Echo - - IN BRIEF - Philip NOR­RIS philip.nor­[email protected]­

THE man who died in a crash on the A46 near Beck­ford has been named by po­lice. Gra­ham Ed­munds, 56, was pro­nounced dead at the scene fol­low­ing the col­li­sion on the busy road be­tween Tewkes­bury and Eve­sham.

West Mer­cia Po­lice is con­tin­u­ing to ap­peal for wit­nesses or in­for­ma­tion fol­low­ing the col­li­sion at around 6.45am on Tues­day, June 25.

The col­li­sion in­volved a sil­ver Vaux­hall Vec­tra and Mr Ed­munds, who was tend­ing to his DAF flatbed lorry.

Mr Ed­munds’ next of kin have been in­formed.

Road clo­sures were in place while emer­gency ser­vices were in at­ten­dance.

In­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cers would like to speak to any­one who wit­nessed the in­ci­dent or the man­ner in which the Vaux­hall Vec­tra was be­ing driven prior to the col­li­sion.

If you have any in­for­ma­tion, please call West Mer­cia Po­lice on 101 quot­ing in­ci­dent num­ber 83s of June 25 2019.

West Midlands Am­bu­lance ser­vice said the col­li­sion in­volved a car, a pedestrian and a sta­tion­ary lorry car­ry­ing three car­a­vans.

Two am­bu­lances and a para­medic of­fi­cer were sent to the scene.

A spokesman for the ser­vice said: “A se­ri­ous col­li­sion be­tween a car, a pedestrian and a sta­tion­ary lorry car­ry­ing three car­a­vans has sadly re­sulted in one man dy­ing.

“On ar­rival, am­bu­lance crews found a car that had sig­nif­i­cant near­side dam­age. The lorry had rear off­side dam­age.

“The pedestrian, a man, was found nearby.

“Sadly, it was im­me­di­ately ob­vi­ous that noth­ing could be done to save him and he was con­firmed dead at the scene.

“A woman in her 20s and a man in his 30s were as­sessed and treated at the scene by am­bu­lance staff be­fore be­ing taken to the Alexan­dra Hospital in Red­ditch.”

The col­li­sion hap­pened at 6.45am on Tues­day, June 25 but the road re­mained closed un­til late af­ter­noon.

The col­li­sion hap­pened out­side Cotswold Edge Leisure Ve­hi­cles on the A46 Chel­tenham Road near Beck­ford.

A six mile stretch of the A46 be­tween Eve­sham and Tewkes­bury was closed.

The closed sec­tion of road was from the A435/B4077 Ted­ding­ton Hands round­about to the A4184 Chel­tenham Road at the Eve­sham Foot­ball Club round­about, Hinton Cross.

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