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Man killed in A6006 crash at Shoby, near Melton

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A man has been killed in a crash on the A6006 at Shoby, near Melton. The collision, involving a Land Rover Discovery and an articulated Renault lorry, happened on a stretch of road known locally as the Shoby Bends at about 6.10am today. Emergency service attended and a 34-year-old front seat passenger of the Land Rover was pronounced dead at the scene. He has yet to be formally identified. The car's remaining two occupants were taken to Leicester Royal Infirmary for a check up and one casualty was treated for minor injuries. A 54-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and remains in police custody. The A6006 remains closed from Loughborough Road to the B676 Six Hills Lane while crash investigators examine the scene and the road is cleared. Officers from the Leicestershire force's serious collision investigation unit are appealing to anyone who witnesses the fatal crash to come forward. Detective Constable Pete Davies said: "The lorry was travelling towards Melton and the Land Rover was travelling in the opposite direction at the time of the collision. "We would urge anyone who witnessed the collision, or saw either of the vehicles beforehand, to please contact the police immediately." Anyone with information is asked to call the police 101 number.

Man killed in A6006 crash at Shoby, near Melton


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