Lorry driver died following road crash

A LORRY driver from a Swineshead-based company has died after his vehicle collided with a car in Norfolk.

Colin Wright, from haulage firm Mason Brothers, was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene of the accident on Saturday.

Police said the Scania HGV he had been driving had crossed the central reservation at the Harford Bridges junction of the A47 near Norwich following a collision with a blue Seat Leon. Both cars had been travelling in the same direction.

A force spokesman said there were no other serious injuries, but the driver of the Seat had been treated for minor injuries.

Mr Wright, who was in his 60s, according to company director Richard Mason, had worked for the company for about 10 years.

Mr Mason said: “He was a very liked member of the team and a very reliable and efficient driver, He will be sorely missed by his employers and his colleagues. It’s a great loss and our thoughts are with his family at this time.”