Norfolk

Warning after three fatal crashes on Norfolk's roads

Flowers left after the crash on Thursday at Sculthorpe, near Fakenham
Image caption The first of the three crashes saw a man in his 30s die at Sculthorpe, near Fakenham

A man in his 60s has died in the third fatal crash on Norfolk's roads in a week.

The collision involving two vehicles happened on the A47 at Scarning, near Dereham, just before 14:00 on Friday.

A man in his 30s died in a crash on the A148 in Sculthorpe, near Fakenham, on Thursday and on Wednesday a man in his 50s died on the A11 at Bridgham.

Ch Insp Kris Barnard, from Norfolk Police, said thorough investigations would be carried out.

He urged drivers to take extra care when travelling, particularly on country roads.

"Many people will no doubt be making journeys during the festive period and I would encourage everyone to allow plenty of time for their journeys and drive to the conditions," he said.

Norfolk Police said the number of fatalities on the county's roads has remained almost the same for the past two years.

It said 33 fatal collisions happened in 2016, causing 36 deaths. Since 1 January 2017, there have been 31 fatal crashes, causing 33 deaths.

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