Bus driver and passenger who died in the A47 crash near Guyhirn are named

PUBLISHED: 12:07 27 June 2018 | UPDATED: 12:07 27 June 2018

Fatal Bus RTC on the A47. Bus and Lorry cleared by Ratcliff Recovery,
A47, Peterborough
26/06/2018. 
Picture by Terry Harris.

Fatal Bus RTC on the A47. Bus and Lorry cleared by Ratcliff Recovery, A47, Peterborough 26/06/2018. Picture by Terry Harris.

© terry-harris.com

Two men who died in the A47 crash between a bus and a lorry between Guyhirn and Thorney have been named.

Bus driver Michael Elcombe, 45, of Cley Road in Swaffham, Norfolk, died when the vehicle he was driving was involved in a collision with a HGV at about 7.30am.

Brian Chapman, 76, of Cherry Road in Kettering, was a passenger on the bus. He died at the scene.

A Cambridgeshire Police spokesman said: “In addition to the two fatalities, a further 17 people were injured as a result of the collision.

“Six received serious injuries and the remaining minor. The majority of the people injured were from Peterborough, with one from Hunstanton in Norfolk.

“The circumstances of the collision are being investigated, but no arrests have been made.”

The bus was the First Excel X1 service which runs from Peterborough to Wisbech and on to King’s Lynn.

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