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MAN DIES AS CAR HITS TREE IN FOG.

Byline: Tina Junday NEWS REPORTER

A MAN has died after his car hit a tree on the A45 between Coventry and Rugby in dense fog.

The victim, whose age and identity have not been released by the police, crashed on the dual carriageway near Stretton-on-Dunsmore yesterday at about 5am yesterday. His Honda Civic ended up on its roof after the smash.

Firefighters freed the driver using cutting equipment but he was declared dead at the scene.

He was the only occupant of the car.

Rush-hour commuters faced traffic delays after police closed part of the A45 while forensic experts scoured the scene and the car was removed.

The closure caused delays of more than two hours, with tailbacks stretching between the War Memorial Island at Stretton-on-Dunsmore and Thurlaston. Police are now investigating the accident.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the accident or saw the car before the collision.

Anyone with information should call PC Liam Ryan, of Warwickshire Police's major investigation unit for roads on 01926 415415. The A45 was re-opened later yesterday morning.

A Warwickshire Fire Service spokeswoman said: "We were called to one person trapped in an overturned car in the London Road at 4.49am.

"Crews confirmed this was one private motor vehicle off the roadway and one person was trapped. "Crews were detained for approximately two hours."

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: "On arrival at the scene crews found a single car that had left the carriageway and had been in collision with a tree.

"A single occupant was found in the car. Unfortunately nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed deceased at the scene."

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CRASH SCENE: A man died after his car hit a tree on the A45 near Stretton on Dunsmore yesterday
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Nov 16, 2012
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