Man dies at wheel of HGV

THE DRIVER of a lorry, which left the road at Bishopbridge, died of natural causes at the wheel of his vehicle, a post-mortem has found.

The DAF HGV, owned by a Market Rasen firm, left the road and crashed through a hedge, coming to rest in a field at 7.15am on Tuesday, April 5.

The vehicle was towing a low loader which was laden with a HGV digger. The driver of the lorry, a 62-year-old man from Lincoln, was certified as deceased at the scene.

It was suspected that the driver may have been taken ill and died at the wheel. A post mortem examination has now been carried out and concluded that the man died of natural causes.

The road was closed between about 9:00am and 11:45am to allow for an investigation into the cause of the incident to be carried out and to a enable the vehicle to be recovered.

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