Man, 51, dies in crash on A5

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A 51-year-old man has died following a road traffic collision on the A5 early this morning.

The collision took place at about 4.25am close to Watford village near Daventry and involved a grey Mercedes Vito being driven by a 51-year-old man and a yellow Scania HGV, being driven by a 62-year-old man.

The driver of the Mercedes sadly died at the scene.

Police, paramedics and the fire service attended the scene and the road re-opened at 10.30am.

Police would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have any information regarding it. Witnesses or anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615.