Police name Pleasley crash victim

Police have named a man who died following a collision in Pleasley yesterday.

Stephen Simpson was driving a Mercedes lorry when it struck a wall in Chesterfield Road North at Pleasleyhill.

The incident happened at about 11.45am yesterday (Tuesday 20th March). No other vehicles were involved.

Mr Simpson (49), from Bilborough, was taken to King’s Mill Hospital where he later died.

Chesterfield Road North was closed, from its junction with the A617 to Pleasley roundabout, for about four hours following the crash while officers carried out initial enquiries.