Police name Northamptonshire man, 24, who died following A14 crash

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A 24-year-old man from Desborough has died in hospital, after the van he was driving was involved in a crash.

He has been named by police as James Burton, a former pupil of Robert Smyth Academy in Market Harborough.

The accident happened on the A14 in Northamptonshire on Tuesday, April 5 at about 11.15am.

The collision was on the eastbound carriageway of the A14, between junction 1 at the A5199 and junction 2, at the A508 Market Harborough to Northampton road.

The crash involved Mr Burton’s black Volkswagen Crafter van and a white Renault articulated lorry.

Mr Burton was taken by Air Ambulance to University Hospital Coventry.

He died shortly after arriving at the hospital, police said.

Mr Burton’s immediate family was notified about the fatal accident on Tuesday, a police spokesman confirmed.

The driver of the lorry, a 68-year-old man, was shaken but not injured in the accident.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident or anyone who may have any information in connection with it.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call the police’s Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615.