Driver dies in Shipston-on-Stour crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 25-year-old man died in a collision in Shipston-on-Stour.

It happened at about 5.55pm on Tuesday, December 23 at the Portobello Crossroads on the A429. It involved a white Citroen C1 and a red Royal Mail lorry.

The driver of the Citroen vehicle, Julios Catachanas from Derbyshire, sustained serious injuries and died in Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry on Christmas Eve. The passenger sustained serious injuries and was also taken to Walsgrave Hospital.

The lorry was travelling on the A429 towards Stratford-upon-Avon whilst the car was travelling along the B4035 away from Chipping Campden when they were in collision. The driver of the lorry failed to stop at the scene but was later traced by police and attended a voluntary interview. He was uninjured.

Anyone who witnessed the collision, or saw either vehicle prior to the collision happening should call Warwickshire OPU on 101 quoting incident number 275 of December 23.