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Recovery truck driver killed in three-vehicle M69 crash named

A recovery truck driver who died in a three-vehicle crash on the M69 in Leicestershire has been named. Christopher Hadland, 42, was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision which happened at around 10am on Tuesday[1] October 10. The crash happened on the northbound carriageway between junctions 1 for the A5 at Hinckley and junction 2 for Sapcote.

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Three vehicles were involved in the crash – the deceased’s truck, a black BMW 1 Series and a white transit van.

The scene on the M69 this afternoon

Leicestershire Police[2] said in a statement today: “The driver of the recovery vehicle, 42-year-old Christopher Hadland, from Leicester, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The driver of the van sustained serious injuries and was taken to the University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire where he remains in a stable condition.

“The passenger in the recovery vehicle was taken to University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire and has since been discharged.”

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The M69 was closed in both directions for several hours while officers carried out an investigation of the scene.

Delays on the M69 following a collision between a van and a car transporter

Detective Sergeant Mark Watling, of the serious collision investigation unit, said: “If you saw anything that you believe could assist with our enquiries and you have not yet spoken to police we’d like to hear from you.

“If you were travelling along the M69 in either direction and have information about the collision please call us.”

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Contact Leicestershire Police on 101.


  1. ^ collision which happened at around 10am on Tuesday (www.leicestermercury.co.uk)
  2. ^ Leicestershire Police (www.leicestermercury.co.uk)

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