Car driver killed in multi-vehicle crash in Norfolk

The man who died after a coach and three cars crashed in Norfolk on Friday afternoon was the driver of a Ford Focus, police have revealed.

Five other people were injured in the collision on the A1067 at Great Ryburgh near Fakenham, police said.

The coach, carrying 37 people and a driver, had been visiting Sandringham.

The motorist from Fakenham was declared dead at the scene and five people taken to hospitals in King's Lynn and Norwich, the ambulance service said.

Originally there were conflicting reports from the emergency services as to whether it was a car driver or coach passenger who had been killed in the crash.

"A woman was treated for neck pain and taken to the QEII Hospital in Kings Lynn," an East of England Ambulance Service spokeswoman said.

"A man suffering chest pains was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

"Two women with minor face injuries and a man with a minor hand injury were also taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital by ambulance crews."

Oil spill

The single carriageway A1067 was closed for three hours while the emergency services treated casualties and cleared the road.

The Highways Agency had to clear fuel and oil that had spilt on to the road.

An investigation into the cause of the collision is under way and police have appealed for witnesses.

Those on board the coach were taken to a nearby pub, where medical staff checked them for serious injuries, police said.

The passengers were later collected by another coach and taken home.

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