in Herefordshire are appealing for witnesses to a one-vehicle
road traffic collision in which one person has died today.
Officers were called to the incident at 7.54am this morning.
collision occurred on the east bound (Ross-bound) carriageway
of the A40 just before the Symonds Yat turn off at Whitchurch
when a green 306 Peugeot motor car left the road to the
nearside whilst negotiating a sweeping left-hand curve.
The vehicle travelled through a fence onto private property
and collided with a lorry trailer being used as a storage
driver, who sustained fatal injuries in the crash has been
named as Benjamin James Enoch, 19 years, from Truro in Cornwall.
Benjamin was the only person in the vehicle. He has been
formally identified by his family and a post-mortem examination
will be carried out at the earliest opportunity. The Coroner
has been informed and an inquest is expected to be opened
and adjourned early next week.
eastbound carriageway was closed between Dixton roundabout
at Monmouth and the Symonds Yat exit at Whitchurch, which
required long diversions to be set up. The incident caused
considerable delays for drivers on the eastbound A40. The
carriageway was closed for four hours whilst police collision
investigators examined the scene to determine the cause
of the crash. All
the emergency services including the Air Ambulance were
called to the scene.
investigating the incident are keen to speak with anyone
who saw the collision or saw the Peugeot being driven along
the A40 between Monmouth and the crash site. Anyone with
information should contact PC Dean Smith of the Roads Policing
Team at Hereford Police Station on 0300 333 3000.