Police release names of two Wisbech men killed on the A47 following crash between a coach and a transit van

PUBLISHED: 17:29 23 January 2018 | UPDATED: 17:29 23 January 2018

Emergency services at the scene of the crash. Picture: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Emergency services at the scene of the crash. Picture: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Two Wisbech men who suffered fatal injuries in a crash on the A47 have been named.

Emergency services at the scene on the A47 near King's Lynn, where two men have died after a van and coach collided. Picture: Joe Giddens/PA WireEmergency services at the scene on the A47 near King's Lynn, where two men have died after a van and coach collided. Picture: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

James Cox, 46 and Riki Boughen, 43, died after their Ford Transit van was involved in a head-on collision with a coach. Both were from the Wisbech area.

Inquests into both men’s deaths will be opened by Norfolk coroner Jacqueline Lake at the coroner’s court in Norwich tomorrow.

The crash happened on an unlit single-carriageway stretch of the road at Constitution Hill, a mile east of the Hardwick Roundabout, at 5.20pm on Wednesday, January 17.

A passenger travelling in the van was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in King’s Lynn, where he later died.

Emergency services at the scene on the A47 in King's Lynn, Norfolk, where two men have died after a van and coach collided. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 17, 2018. See PA story POLICE Crash. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA WireEmergency services at the scene on the A47 in King's Lynn, Norfolk, where two men have died after a van and coach collided. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 17, 2018. See PA story POLICE Crash. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

The driver and a number of passengers on board the coach were taken to hospital to be treated for bruises.

Anyone who witnessed the collision should contact the serious collision investigation team at Wymondham on 101.

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