UPDATE: Elderly man dies and three people injured in crash on A149 at Dersingham

R.T.A. Road Closed. on the Hunstanton by-pass A149. Dersingham. ANL-150721-180703009
R.T.A. Road Closed. on the Hunstanton by-pass A149. Dersingham. ANL-150721-180703009
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An investigation has been launched after an elderly man died and three other people were taken to hospital following a crash on the A149 at Dersingham yesterday afternoon.

Emergency crews were called to the scene at around 2.20pm on Tuesday to reports of a crash involving two vehicles.

A grey Nissan Qashqai, which was travelling towards Dersingham, and a red Citroen C3 Picasso, heading towards Hunstanton, were involved in the crash.

The front seat passenger in the Citroen, a man in his 70s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Three other people, the driver of the Citroen and the driver and passenger in the Nissan, were all taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Lynn.

Earlier, an East of England Ambulance Service spokesman said one of the casualties had chest and pelvic injuries, while another had facial injuries. .

The road remained closed for seven hours as emergency crews dealt with the incident.

Police say the crash happened around 200 metres south of the Pinecones Campaign and Caravan site and officers want to hear from anyone who either saw the crash or either of the vehicles involved prior to it.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Norfolk Police serious collision investigation team, based at Wymondham, via the non-emergency 101 number.