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Police investigate after man dies following car colliding with building in Melton

Updated: May 10

A 69-year-old man has died after his car collided with a building in Melton Mowbray at the weekend.

Police have just released information on the incident which happened on Sunday afternoon.

The incident happened at 4.40pm on Sunday 5 May - close to the junction with Nottingham Street and A607 Norman Way.

The man was driving a grey Renault Zoe and was travelling to the junction along Wilton Road just prior to the collision.

The road was closed Sunday evening while investigations were underway. Photo: NEMM

Detectives are carrying out an investigation into the incident on behalf of HM Coroner and appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or saw the car beforehand to come forward.

As part of enquiries, officers are also looking for any dash cam or CCTV footage.

Detective Sergeant Emma Mitchell, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Emergency services were called to the scene following the incident yesterday but sadly the driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene.

“We are working to understand how this collision occurred and piece together the movements of the car prior to the incident happening. No other vehicles are believed to be involved.

“If you were in the area of Wilton Road, Nottingham Road or the A607 around the time of the collision and think you may have seen something or captured something on your dash cam, please contact police.

“We are also asking local businesses to check CCTV for any footage that could be useful.”

A Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Service Spokesperson confirmed that both Melton appliances and Technical Rescue from Southern station attended the incident.

The Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance also landed nearby.

Anyone with information or footage that could assist with the investigation is asked to report online at or call 101, quoting 24*263153

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