A woman pedestrian has died after a collision with a vehicle on the A38 near Burton last night, Thursday, July 6.
The dual carriageway was closed in both directions at around 8.30pm after the woman, believed to have been on foot, was involved in the crash with the vehicle between Branston and Clay Mills.
The road remained closed for most of last night, with the southbound side eventually reopened. This morning, Friday, July 7, the northbound carriageway was due to be partially reopened as the investigation into what happened continued, said a spokesman for Staffordshire Police.
Police were called out at around 8.30pm last night and the road was closed to all traffic. An air ambulance landed on the route and the woman was taken to Coventry Hospital, where she was later declared dead.
There were long delays for motorists with one Twitter user, Richard Powell saying he was held up between Branston and Clay Mills for five hours.
He tweeted: “Finally home after being stuck on the A38 between Branston and Clay Mills for five hours, 100 metres from the accident. But I made it home.”
Traffic monitoring website, Inrix has posted that accident investigation work is ongoing on the road, with a diversion put in place via the A5121, allowing drivers to re-join the A38 at Clay Mills.