Horncastle tipper lorry crash kills pedestrian

Air ambulance in Horncastle Image copyright Simon Topham
Image caption The pedestrian was taken to hospital by air ambulance, but later died from his injuries

A pedestrian has died following a collision with a tipper lorry in the centre of a Lincolnshire market town.

The incident happened in the Bullring, in Horncastle, at about 12:45 GMT.

The 55-year-old man was airlifted to the Queens' Medical Centre in Nottingham, where he died from his injuries a short time later.

A police spokesman said officers were appealing for witnesses to contact them. The road was closed for several hours.

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