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Man who died in fatal RTC in Newbury is named

Police believe victim may have fallen from bridge

Dan Cooper

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THE man who died after a fatal road traffic collision in Newbury on Monday has been named.

He has been formally identified as 36-year-old James Lewis from Newbury. His next of kin have been informed and a post-mortem has taken place.

Thames Valley Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances of his death but say they believe he may have fallen from the bridge prior to the collision.

Police were called at around 10.10pm on Monday (26/10) to the northbound carriageway of the A339 at the junction with the Vodafone Roundabout to reports that a man was in the carriageway.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

The driver of a lorry who is thought to have been involved in the collision has since been traced and has spoken to police.

Investigating officer, Det Sgt John Yallop from Newbury Force CID said: “We have now identified the man who died in this incident on Monday night as James Lewis and his family has been informed. Our thoughts are with them during this very difficult and sad time.

“Officers are continuing to investigate to establish the exact circumstances of James’ death. At this stage we believe James may have fallen from the bridge above the A339 prior to the collision.

“If anyone has any information about the incident who hasn’t yet spoken to police, please call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry line via 101.

“If you don't want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.”

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