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Wednesbury British Legion lorry crash kills driver

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Media captionThe building in Wednesbury was badly damaged

A lorry driver died when his truck crashed into a Royal British Legion club building.

The man, who has not been identified, was delivering milk in Wednesbury in the West Midlands at about 20:00 GMT.

His vehicle smashed into the building at the junction of High Bullen and Church Hill.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and a number of customers were evacuated from the club "as a precaution", police said.

The area was sealed off while the building was made safe and the vehicle recovered.

A West Midlands Police spokesperson said officers were attempting to identify the driver and notify next of kin.

Officers have appealed for witnesses to the crash to contact them.

Image caption Customers were evacuated from the club
Image caption The driver was pronounced dead at the scene
Image caption The wall and roof of the building were damaged

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