A MAN has been killed in a three-vehicle crash outside The King’s School in Chester.

The incident on the A483 Wrexham Road was reported to the emergency services at 2.40pm on Thursday (November 12) and roads remained closed to both pedestrians and vehicles around the scene until 7pm.

Two fire engine crews from Chester fire station helped cut the injured from their vehicles.

The collision involved a black Land Rover, a black Citroën C Crosser and a Ford Transit van.

The driver of the Citroën, a 41-year-old man from Wallasey, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The passenger of the Land Rover, a 45-year-old woman from Chester, was treated at the Countess of Chester Hospital for minor injuries. The driver of the Ford transit, a 20-year-old man from the Chester area, was treated for injuries to his chest and abdomen.

No arrests have been made in relation to the incident.

Traffic was diverted at the Overleigh roundabout and the A55 roundabout and drivers were advised to avoid the area and find alternative routes.

North West Ambulance Service spokeswoman Tracey Leung said: "We were called to a three vehicle collision near The King’s School. The police and fire were there. I believe there was one entrapment. The hospital was put on standby and we had two ambulances go to the Countess."

King’s School spokeswoman Vicky Titmuss said on Thursday afternoon, as students were leaving: "King’s parents have been allowed access. We are getting the children out but it is very slow."

"We have got quite a lot of students who have still not got home yet but they’re all safe and sound so it’s not a problem."

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the collision to contact the officer in the case police sergeant Harrison of Chester CID on 08454580000.