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20-year-old worker ‘crushed by heavy goods vehicle’ on A21 in Kent

A 20-year-old roadworker killed after being crushed by a lorry while carrying out overnight repairs on the A21 in Kent has been named locally as Dale Pentney.

Kent Police were called to reports that a man had been crushed by a heavy goods vehicle on the southbound carriageway at 11.59pm on 15 January.

Mr Pentney, who was working on behalf of the Highways Agency, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A Highways Agency spokesperson said: “We can confirm that a roadworker, working on behalf of the Highways Agency, has died in an incident overnight on the A21 near Sevenoaks in Kent.

“Our deepest sympathies are with this person’s family, friends and colleagues at this time.

“We are liaising with Kent Police and the Health and Safety Executive to help their investigations and while these continue it would not be appropriate to comment further.”

Work to replace a section of the central reservation barrier on the A21 near Sevenoaks began on 10 January and is due to continue until March.

The Highways Agency said the work would involve narrow lanes, a temporary 50 mph speed limit and overnight carriageway closures.

The A21 sits within the Highways Agency’s Area 4, which is managed by joint venture Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald.

The Highways Agency declined to comment on the main contractor at the time of the incident.

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