Man killed in lorry crash while fixing tractor

A Cambridgeshire man who was killed in a crash while fixing a tractor at the roadside has been named by police.

Alvis Smith, 48, of Tower Road, Wisbech, died at the scene following the collision in Main Drove, near Little Downham, Ely, at about 2.15pm on Tuesday (19 June).

Mr Smith and a second man, also in his 40s, were repairing a tractor at the side of the road when the collision involving an Iveco Ford HGV happened.

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The other man suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries and he was taken to hospital for treatment. The driver of the lorry, a man aged in his 50s, was unhurt.

Officers from Cambridgeshire Constabulary have launched an investigation and they are trying to establish what happened in the lead-up to the collision.

A force spokesman said: “Officers are investigating the circumstances of the collision. No arrests have been made.”

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Cambridgeshire police on 101. 

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