Cambridgeshire

Hartford A141 lorry crash fireball death driver named

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Media captionA driver died and another was injured when two lorries crashed and caught fire in Cambridgeshire on Tuesday afternoon

A driver who died after two lorries crashed and caught fire in Cambridgeshire has been named.

Phil Asplin, 59, of Cedar Close, March, was killed when his lorry hit another and both vehicles caught fire on the A141 at Hartford on Tuesday afternoon.

The driver of the other lorry, a man, 23, from Hornchurch in east London, managed to escape from his vehicle but was seriously injured, police said.

The road has since reopened after being shut for a day to repair the surface.

More than 25 firefighters tackled the blazing vehicles at just after 14:30 GMT on Tuesday.

A van was forced off the road during the crash, but no injuries to its occupants have been reported.

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

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