The crash took place around 3.30pm on Tuesday near Wellesbourne Wood.

It appears the driver, Lee Nicholas Bolah, aged 28, who came from Streatham, in London, lost control of his HGV on a downhill left-hand bend before the vehicle travelled across the road and ploughed into trees, snapping several of them and showering debris everywhere.

Firefighters were called to cut the man free from the wreckage and an air ambulance was flown to the scene.

“Crews arrived to find a lorry that had left the road and come to rest on its side in a copse of trees,” a spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said.

“Unfortunately, it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead at the scene.”

The road was closed between Ettington and Wellesbourne for several hours on Tuesday while the road was made safe.

Police would like to hear from anyone who was travelling on the A429 between Wellesbourne and Ettington, in either direction , between 3pm and 3.30pm on Tuesday who may have seen the blue Renault Artic lorry prior to the collision.

They are asked to contact Acting Police Sergeant Daniel Hicks in the Operational Police Unit at Rugby by contacting Warwickshire Police on 101, extenstion number 3775.