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Appeal after motorist dies in collision with bridge near A46

Detectives are appealing for information and dashcam footage after a man died in a single-vehicle collision on Ratcliffe Road.

Police were called to the scene at 5:20 pm yesterday (Sunday 19 March).

The man, who is in his 50s, was driving a white Volkswagen Golf – travelling eastbound along Ratcliffe Road from the direction of Sileby towards Ratcliffe on the Wreake.

It is believed the vehicle collided with the bridge on the opposite side of the carriageway, close to the A46.

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East Midlands Ambulance Service also attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detective Sergeant Ed Des-Chanelle, from the force’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We know this incident happened in quite a rural location but if anyone was travelling in the area around the time of the collision – particularly if you saw the car beforehand – please contact police.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Leicestershire Police on 101, quoting crime reference number  23*167697 or report online.

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