Leicester

Leicester tree crash driver dies after row with motorist

Tree crash on Coleman Road in Leicester
Image caption A man dies after his car crashed into a tree on Coleman Road in Leicester

A man has been arrested following the death of a driver who crashed into a tree in Leicester after a row with another motorist.

The driver's black Mercedes hit the tree in Coleman Road at about 16:20 BST on Saturday.

Leicestershire Police said the male motorist had argued with the driver of a green and yellow Mercedes Sprinter van shortly before the crash.

A 31-year-old man arrested after the crash has been released on bail.

Det Insp Tony Yarwood, of the East Midlands major crime unit, said: "Both cars had been driving along Coleman Road prior to the crash.

"Although we have someone arrested we are still appealing for witnesses to come forward."

The road was closed while the crash scene was investigated.

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