Derby

One killed and one injured in Allestree lamppost crash

A man has died after apparently losing control of the car he was driving and crashing into a lamppost near Derby.

The driver of the Volkswagen Golf was pronounced dead at the scene on the A6 at Allestree - near the junction with Evans Avenue - in the early hours.

His passenger, also a man, was taken to the Royal Derby Hospital with serious injuries.

Anyone who witnessed the crash, which happened at about 0030 BST, or saw the car beforehand, should contact police.

Officers said the vehicle was seen being driven from Duffield towards Derby just before the crash.

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