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Witness appeal after death of crash victim

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: May 23, 2014

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POLICE have launched an appeal for witnesses after a South Derbyshire man died from injuries he sustained in a car crash.

Officers from the East Midlands Serious Collision Investigation Unit issued the new plea in a bid to trace any drivers who saw the incident which contributed to the death of Edward Adamowicz.

The 58-year-old, from Hilton, passed away as a result of injuries that he suffered following a smash involving a black Peugeot 207 and a lorry on the A511 Ashby Road at its junction with Discovery Way, close to Woodville.

Detective Constable Ady Keeble is investigating the incident and spoke to the Mail.

He said: “Both vehicles were travelling along the A511 towards Woodville when the crash occurred.

“Initially, when the incident was first reported, the injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, but unfortunately the driver has subsequently died after falling ill.

“From inquiries conducted it is believed that a red car was travelling behind the lorry and the occupants of that vehicle stopped at the scene.

“Unfortunately their contact details were not obtained and we would like to speak to the people in that vehicle as they may be able to assist with our inquiries.

“If anyone witnessed the collision or they recall any part of the incident, then please get in touch.”

The crash took placed at around 5.46pm on Wednesday, February 19 and involved a black Peugeot 207 and a DAF CF articulated lorry.

The driver and passenger in the Peugeot were taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham and discharged after treatment.

Mr Adamowicz was re-admitted to hospital and subsequently died on Monday, April 7.

He is survived by his wife Margaret and his children.

Anyone with information in relation to the incident is asked to call Leicestershire Police on 101. Alternatively, they can call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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