Wisbech man died in a series of collisions at Peterborough

PUBLISHED: 14:14 28 February 2018 | UPDATED: 14:14 28 February 2018

Man killed after a car was involved in a series of crashes on A47 - Tuesday February 27 2018. Photo: Terry Harris.

Man killed after a car was involved in a series of crashes on A47 - Tuesday February 27 2018. Photo: Terry Harris.

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A man who died after being involved in three collisions on the A47 near Peterborough has been named as John Paul Capstick, of Wisbech.

Man killed after a car was involved in a series of crashes on A47 - Tuesday February 27 2018. Photo: Terry Harris.Man killed after a car was involved in a series of crashes on A47 - Tuesday February 27 2018. Photo: Terry Harris.

The 57 year old from Cox Close, was driving a white Kia Picanto when he was involved in the five vehicle collision.

The incident happened on Tuesday (February 27) at around 9.45am between Sutton and Wansford.

Police say all three crashes were on the same stretch of road between Castor and Wansford at 9.45am.

Ambulance, fire and an air ambulance were scrambled to the scene.

Man killed after a car was involved in a series of crashes on A47 - Tuesday February 27 2018. Photo: Terry Harris.Man killed after a car was involved in a series of crashes on A47 - Tuesday February 27 2018. Photo: Terry Harris.

The first collision happened at the Castor roundabout and involved a VW Golf and a second vehicle.

The second took place at the Sutton junction, involving a white van and another vehicle – nobody was injured in either incident.

It was the third and final crash, though - involving three cars between the Sutton turning and the Upton roundabout – that required an air ambulance to land.

The road was closed at 9.45am and re-opened at 3.08pm.

Man killed after a car was involved in a series of crashes on A47 - Tuesday February 27 2018. Photo: Terry Harris.Man killed after a car was involved in a series of crashes on A47 - Tuesday February 27 2018. Photo: Terry Harris.

A Cambs Fire spokesman said: “One crew from Dogsthorpe and one crew from Stanground were called. Firefighters arrived to find a collision involving three vehicles.

“Working with ambulance crews they released one male casualty who was taken to hospital by ambulance.

“The casualty sadly died.”

No arrests have been made and anyone who witnessed the collision should contact the Road Policing Unit on 101 quoting CC-27022018-0095.

Man killed after a car was involved in a series of crashes on A47 - Tuesday February 27 2018. Photo: Terry Harris.Man killed after a car was involved in a series of crashes on A47 - Tuesday February 27 2018. Photo: Terry Harris.

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