A lorry driver has died following a crash between two lorries this morning on the A500 in Stoke-on-Trent.
It happened near Wolstanton, at approximately 5:10am when it appears an HGV collided with a broken down lorry between the A53 roundabout and Wolstanton Islands on the northbound side of the road.
The driver of the lorry that collided with the broken down vehicle died at the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a man who was still in his cab following the collision.
“The man, who was in cardiac arrest, was freed from his vehicle by ambulance staff before they began administering CPR and advanced life support.
“However, despite their best efforts it unfortunately became apparent that nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.
“A man from the second lorry, believed to be in his 40s, was treated for minor injuries and taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further assessment.”
The A500 was initially shut both ways but the Southbound carriageway reopened at around 7:30am.
The A500 is shut between A53 Etruria Road / Etruria Way (Basford Roundabout) and A527 Grange Road (Wolstanton Retail Park) so that accident investigation work can take place.
The A500 Northbound carriageway is expected to be shut for several hours.