March 5, 2022 2.12 pm

Man dies following collision on A52

The investigation has been referred to the IOPC.

A man has died following a collision on the A52, at Croft.

A red VW Scirocco had been seen by police just after 11.10pm on Friday, 4 March, as it travelled along the road towards Boston. The vehicle then failed to stop for police.

At around 11.15pm, officers found the vehicle had left the road and collided with a tree, at Croft Bank.

The driver, a man in his 20s who was the only occupant of the vehicle, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. An investigation is ongoing to establish the circumstances of the collision.

The road was closed following the incident. It re-opened at around 10.50am today (Saturday, 5 March).

The matter has been automatically referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct, who have taken primacy for the investigation of this incident.