BMW driver, 76, who died in Peak District lorry crash named

A man who died in a collision on the A515 in the Peak District has been named. John Kenneth Drabble of Swadlincote[1], who was known to friends as Ken, was driving a BMW X1 when the crash happened.

The collision, involving Mr Drabble’s vehicle and an HGV, occurred near the turn-off for Biggin at around 3.30pm on Tuesday, March 28. Mr Drabble, 76, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the HGV, a man in his 30s, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving[2]. He has been released under investigation as enquiries continue.

The investigation into the collision is ongoing and detectives would still like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident – in particular anyone driving in the area with dashcam footage. The A515 was closed between Fenny Bentley and Newhaven whilst emergency services dealt with the incident.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police quoting the reference number 23000187889. You can also anonymously contact the independent charity CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111 or by visiting the CrimeStoppers website[4].

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