The National Highways agency have confirmed earlier road closures have now been reopened following a collision around 4am this morning where a man died.
The closures between the A46 Shurdington Road junction and the Air Balloon Roundabout will reopened yesterday evening and investigating officers are appealing for witnesses to the fatal collision.
Police were called to the A417 at Crickley Hill, near Gloucester, just after 4am with a report of a collision involving a black Hyundai i10 and a grey Iveco HGV.
The collision took place on the stretch of road between the A46 Shurdington Road junction and the Air Balloon Roundabout.
The driver of the Hyundai, a man in his 20s from the North West of England, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene despite paramedics being in attendance.
The driver of the lorry was uninjured.
Details of the diversion route can be found here: https://highwaysengland.co.uk/travel-updates/travel-alerts/a417-gloucestershire-both-directions-serious-collision-road-closed/
Officers would like to hear from anyone who has not already been spoken to and who may have witnessed what happened.
Anyone who has dashcam footage of the collision or any footage that they may feel to be relevant is also asked to get in contact
Information can be submitted online by using the following form and quoting incident 81 of 23 October: https://www.gloucestershire..uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/
You can also call police on 101 and quote the same incident number.