Cambridgeshire

Hartford A141 lorry crash fireball leaves driver dead

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Media captionA driver has died and another was injured after two lorries crashed and caught fire in Cambridgeshire.

A driver has died and another was injured after two lorries crashed and caught fire in Cambridgeshire.

The surviving driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries after the crash at about 14:30 GMT on the A141 at Hartford, Cambridgeshire Police said.

The road has been closed and will remain shut until "at least" Wednesday night, the force said.

A van was forced off the road during the crash but no details of injuries were reported.

More than 25 firefighters tackled the blaze.

The East of England Ambulance Service said two ambulances and a number of support vehicles were despatched.

Fire services from a nearby American air base assisted the six Cambridgeshire crews sent to the scene.

Image caption A van was forced off the road by the crash

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