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A lorry driver has been crushed to death in a quiet street in High Wycombe, and an investigation has been launched into the “unexplained” death, police have confirmed today.

At around 11am yesterday (Wednesday) the driver was unloading a heavy goods vehicle in Fraser Road, Booker, when a pallet of tiles fell on top of him.

The man, believed to be in his fifties, died at the scene. His next of kin has been informed.

It comes after the road was cordoned off by police yesterday after a driver was involved in a “serious incident”.

A forensic tent was put up at the back of a Reason Transport vehicle and eyewitnesses reported seeing an air ambulance on the scene.

Det Sgt Michael Anderson, from High Wycombe Force CID, said: “Detectives are investigating the circumstances of the man's death.

“There may be people locally who may have witnessed the incident and I would ask anyone who saw what happened to contact police, as you may have information which is important and you may also need to receive support.

“There were members of the emergency services in the area yesterday and I would like to thank people locally for their patience while we were dealing with this incident.”

A Palletways UK spokesman said: “A driver working for Palletways member Reason Transport was involved in a serious incident while making a delivery to a private address in High Wycombe.

"Reason Transport are working closely with the emergency services to assist with their investigations. As such, we are unable to comment further at this stage.”

South Central Ambulance Service could not confirm details because of the ongoing investigation, but said they were called to the scene at 10.59am.

The Health and Safety Executive confirmed that they were also aware of an incident.

A scenewatch, which was in place in the area yesterday, has been lifted.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact police on 101.

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