Lorry driver dies in harbour accident

THE LORRY WHICH CRASHED INTO PETERHEAD FISMARKET. THE DRIVER WAS BELIEVED TO HAVE SUFFERED A HEART ATTACK AND WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE.(DUNCAN BROWN)
THE LORRY WHICH CRASHED INTO PETERHEAD FISMARKET. THE DRIVER WAS BELIEVED TO HAVE SUFFERED A HEART ATTACK AND WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE.(DUNCAN BROWN)

A lorry driver died in Peterhead this morning following an accident on Greenhill Road.

The vehicle collided with the old fish market and came to rest against a wall at about 4.40am.

The lorry carried the livery of A. Campbell Refrigerated Transport of Carstairs and was registered with the Lanarkshire company.

The driver has not yet been named and it is understood he may have suffered a heart attack.

Investigations are ongoing but police do not suspect any other vehicles were involved.

Police Scotland on its Aberdeenshire Twitter account said the road was expected to remain closed for some time and motorists have been advised to find alternative routes.