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LATEST: The road was reopened to normal traffic at 1.30pm.
It was 03:42 on Sunday night when the police received a report of the serious accident between a lorry train and a passenger car in the very south of Rogaland.
In the passenger car there must have been a man in his 40s who was driving alone. He was confirmed dead by a doctor at the scene.
– The next of kin have been notified. The deceased has been retrieved, says operations manager in the Sør-West police district, Brit Randulff, to NRK just before 10 o’clock on Sunday morning.
Forensic technicians and the Swedish Road Administration’s accident team were reported to be on their way to the scene a little before 07:00 on Sunday morning. The National Accident Investigation Board must also be on site.
– The wagon train came from the south, while the car came from the north. The investigations indicate that it is the passenger car that has crossed into the wrong lane, says Randulff.
– The driver of the train must be physically unharmed, but she is looked after by the healthcare system and her own employer.
The road was closed after the accident, and will be closed for several hours. There is a detour via county roads 42 and 466 for passenger cars and smaller vehicles, but not for heavy traffic. Wagon trains, arriving at the site, must wait.
The road will be opened later today.
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