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[02 AUG 00] CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Driver Dies In Warwickshire Road Crash

A driver has been killed in a collision on the Fosse Way in the far south of Warwickshire.

The accident happened at about 12.30pm today when a car was in collision with a refuse lorry near the Portobello crossroads, where the A429 meets the B4035.

Emergency services called to the scene close to Stretton-on-Fosse and Shipston-on-Stour. The location at Rowborough is close to the Warwickshire/Gloucestershire border.

The A429 was remained closed for most of the afternoon.

The car driver, has been named as Paul Hardiman, 25, of Tinkers Close, Moreton-in-Marsh. 

The lorry driver, thought to be uninjured, was Roland Blackwell, 51, of Long Compton in south Warwickshire.

A police spokeswoman said:

"The car was heading north and for an unknown reason  crossed the carriageway and collided head on with the lorry. 

"This was at a point about 250 metres south of the Portobello crossroads."

Anyone with information on the crash, or who saw the car in the lead up to the collision, should call Grays Mallory traffic base on 01925 415000.

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CWN / Crimes, Fires & Accidents / 02 Aug 00
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