BREAKING NEWS: man killed in road smash

A MAN has been killed in a road accident at Papplewick on Monday night (May 9).

A silver Vauxhall Astra left the carriageway on Forest Lane just before midnight.

Police have confirmed that a passenger in the vehicle died at the scene and the driver was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.

Reports suggest that the vehicle car caught fire and firefighters, including a crew from Hucknall, used a thermal-imaging camera to check if there was anyone else in the car.

Forest Lane was closed to traffic between the junctions of Moor Road and Mansfield Road while police investigated the crash.