Man dies in car crash near King’s Lynn after his Ford Focus ‘collided with tree’ before overturning

A sign warns drivers of the risk of skidding near the crash scene on Magdalen High Road, at St Germans  Picture: Chris Bishop

A sign warns drivers of the risk of skidding near the crash scene on Magdalen High Road, at St Germans Picture: Chris Bishop

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A man has died this morning after his Ford Focus car collided with a tree before overturning in a field in Wiggenhall St Germans near King’s Lynn.

The scene of the fatal crash on Magdalen High Road, St Germans  Picture: Chris BishopThe scene of the fatal crash on Magdalen High Road, St Germans Picture: Chris Bishop

Police in Norfolk confirmed that the man was pronounced dead at the scene along Magdalen High Road at around 12.35am on March 20.

The stretch where it happened has recently been resurfaced and signs warn drivers to slow down because of the risk of skidding on loose chippings.

A police spokesman said: “Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal road traffic collision in Wiggenhall St Germans near King’s Lynn.

A sign warning the road surface is damaged on Magdalen High Road, St Germans  Picture: Chris BishopA sign warning the road surface is damaged on Magdalen High Road, St Germans Picture: Chris Bishop

“Officers were called to reports a grey Ford Focus had been in collision with a tree before overturning and coming to rest in a field on Magdalen High Road.

“Sadly the male driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene.”

Firefighters from King’s Lynn were among the emergency services which attended.

A sign near the scene of the fatal crash on Magdalen High Road, at St Germans, warns of skid risk  Picture: Chris BishopA sign near the scene of the fatal crash on Magdalen High Road, at St Germans, warns of skid risk Picture: Chris Bishop

The road was closed while police carried out their investigations, but has since reopened.

Police are appealing for witnesses of the collision or anyone that saw the man driving before the fatal crash which ended in the Norfolk field.

The spokesman added: “Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or the man’s driving should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Norfolk Police on 101.”

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