One dead and three injured after A1 five vehicle collision

A woman has been confirmed dead and another three injured after a serious collision involving five vehicles on the A1 near Newark.

The A1 southbound around Newark, near the junction heading towards Lincoln, was closed for a number of hours while recovery and Nottinghamshire Police investigations could take place.

The incident happened at around 7.45am on November 11, involving three lorries and two cars.

The majority of people involved in the incident were able to get out from their vehicles before local fire crews arrived, although one had to be rescued.

A woman in her sixties was pronounced dead at the scene while two men, one in his seventies and the other in his thirties, were air-lifted to Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre for treatment. They both remain in a serious condition.

The collision lead to large tailbacks in the area for the majority of the day, despite a diversion through Newark, which affected the A46 to and from Lincoln at certain stages of the day.

The northbound carriageway was also closed off briefly to allow for the air ambulance landing.

The road was properly reopened at 2.45pm to motorists, but delays are still ongoing due to the earlier tailbacks.

Police are now trying to establish the cause of the collision.

Any witness should contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident 111 of 11 November, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.