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Coventry Driver Killed in Van Smash on A46

A Coventry man was killed when his JCB was in collision with a van on a south Warwickshire road, near Bidford. 

It appears one vehicle drove into the back of the other.

The collision on the A46 between Salford Priors and Alcester at 9am on Thursday morning closed the northbound dual-carriageway for five hours.

The injured man was airlifted to Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham but later died from his injuries. 

He has been named as Patrick Toner, 59, of Coleridge Road, Wyken.

The van was driven by Steven Comber, 22, of Didcot, Oxfordshire, who was taken to the Alexandra Hospital, Redditch.

Anyone who was in the area should call Pc Alan Hepburn at Grays Mallory traffic base on 01926 415000.

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CWN / Crimes, Fires & Accidents / 04 Aug 00
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