Appeal after man dies in Earl Shilton collision

Officers are appealing for witnesses to a fatal road traffic collision in Earl Shilton.

The incident happened around 11pm yesterday (Saturday 17 November) after a car, a green Rover Metro, collided with a street bollard in Wood Street.

The driver of the car, a man in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Around ten minutes before the incident police were called to a premises in Wood Street following a report of criminal damage to a green Rover Metro.

When officers arrived the car had already left the scene.

A short time later the Metro returned to the area and collided with a street bollard resulting in the death of the driver.

DC Pete Davies from the force’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “I am keen to speak to anyone who saw the collision in Wood Street or saw the car prior to the incident happening.

“If anyone was in the area of Wood Street or Leicester Road and saw the car between 10.50pm and 11pm please contact police. Information you have could help with our investigation.”

Wood Street was closed overnight while investigations were carried out. It has since been reopened.

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident 699 of 17 November.

Source:: Leicestershire Police News

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