UPDATE: Police name victim of A6 Buxton fatal collision

A stretch of the A6 in Buxton will be closed for nearly four hours later this week as part of an investigation into a fatal collision.

Monday, 14th November 2016, 12:13 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 4:50 pm

Police have named the victim for the first time as Harry Higton, 79, from Buxton, who died following the collision with a lorry on Thursday, November 10.

The 40-year-old lorry driver was later arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and has been bailed pending further inquiries.

Police say that Fairfield Road will shut from the roundabout junction with Bakewell Road, up to the junction with Lightwood Road.

The closure will be in place from 8.30pm to shortly before midnight on Thursday, November 17.

A signed diversion route is planned for heavy goods vehicles, along the A5004 Long Hill road. Local diversions will be in place for smaller vehicles.

It is being shut to allow Derbyshire police’s collision investigation unit to carry out a reconstruction of the incident.

Witnesses to the collision or anyone with information should call Derbyshire police on 101, quoting reference 16000363257.