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Lorry driver dies after A2 crash at Newington

A lorry driver has died after a crash on the A2 near Sittingbourne.

It is believed the man, in his 40s, suffered a suspected heart attack at the wheel of his cab before the articulated lorry veered off the road and crashed into a row of trees near a care home.

Emergency crews at the scene. Submitted by Gary Pinky
Emergency crews at the scene. Submitted by Gary Pinky

A police spokesman said: "The driver died in hospital following a suspected medical episode at the wheel.

"Enquiries to establish the full circumstances are ongoing."

It is understood the driver, who was airlifted to King's College Hospital, London, by the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance helicopter, came from abroad.

The crash happened around 1.30pm yesterday near the Tuck Inn cafe at Hartlip Hill near Newington, Sittingbourne.

The road was closed for several hours as police made inquiries and organised the lorry's recovery.

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