Man killed in crash on A40 in Gloucestershire

A police car by the diversion on the A40 Image copyright Gloucestershire Constabulary
Image caption An Audi collided with a Citroen Picasso and a lorry

A man has died in a crash involving two cars and a lorry on the A40 in Gloucestershire.

An Audi, being driven by the man aged in his 30s, collided with a Citroen Picasso and a lorry at 15:15 GMT on Wednesday.

Two other drivers "were not physically injured but shaken by the incident", police said.

A stretch of the busy commuter route near Northleach remains shut and will not reopen until Friday morning.

The closure is in place between the junction for Yanworth and the A429 roundabout junction near Northleach.

"Highways crews are currently making the necessary repairs and will be working throughout the night to ensure the road is safe," said a Gloucestershire County Council spokesman.

"The road is expected to be open again early tomorrow morning in time for the morning rush."

An appeal has been issued for anyone who witnessed the crash, or saw the three vehicles before the collision, to make contact with the police.

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