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A lorry driver has died after crashing into a busy Royal British Legion Club in the Black Country. Several people - including young children - were inside at the time.
Members say it's remarkable that no-one else was killed or injured. Our correspondent Keith Wilkinson reports.
Flowers and a wreath of poppies have been left outside a Royal British Legion club in Sandwell in honour of a lorry driver who died when he ploughed into the side of the building.
The man, who has not yet been named, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Despite the crash devastating the club building, members left tributes honouring the man.
The message left with the wreath of poppies, traditionally used by the Legion to honour the war dead, reads: "Thoughts for a life lost and a grieving family. From Wednesbury Royal British Legion."
The lorry was travelling along High Bullen when it left the road and ploughed into the side of the clubhouse.
There were around 15 people inside at the time, but nobody else was hurt.
Members of the Royal British Legion club in Wednesbury were today counting the cost after a lorry ploughed through a wall, destroying a large part of the building.
The lorry was travelling along High Bullen when it veered off the road a smashed into the building.
Today, a large hole can be seen in the side of the club, with the inside reduced to rubble.
The members area, as well as the kitchen, were among the rooms destroyed in the crash.
Around 15 people were inside the club at the time. The lorry driver was declared dead at the scene, but nobody else was injured.
Members of the Royal British Legion club in Sandwell destroyed after a lorry ploughed through a wall have spoked of their devastation.
The driver of the lorry, which was delivering a load of milk, died at the scene.
Club secretary Linda Holl told ITV News Central that everybody was grateful no one else was injured - and said had the club been busier, she was sure there would have been a higher death toll.
This was the scene when a milk lorry veered off the road and ploughed into the side of a Royal British Legion club in Sandwell.
The driver of the lorry died at the scene, but nobody else was injured.
Emergency services were called to the scene around 8pm yesterday after the lorry smashed into the side of the club, at the junction of High Bullen and Church Hill, Wednesbury.
Around 15 people were inside at the time.
Two roads in Wednesbury remain closed off this morning as investigations continue into what caused a milk lorry to veer off the road and smash into a local social club.
The lorry was travelling down the A461 High Bullen when it smashed into the Royal British Legion club shortly before 8pm yesterday.
High Bullen and neighbouring street Church Hill both remain cordoned off.
These maps show where a lorry delivering milk crashed into a Royal British Legion club near Wednesbury in the Black Country this evening.
The lorry was travelling down the A461 High Bullen when it veered off the road and smashed into the social club.
The driver was pronounced dead by paramedics, and the building was evacuated. No other injuries have been reported.
West Midlands Ambulance Service, response incident teams, West Midlands Police and the fire service remain on the scene of a fatal crash in Wednesbury, in which a lorry driver collided with a Royal British Legion club earlier tonight.
Customers were evacuated from inside a Royal British Legion club in Wednesbury "as a precaution", a police spokeswoman said, and no injuries have been reported.
Emergency services were called to the scene around 8pm tonight after the lorry collided with the side of the social club at the junction of High Bullen and Church Hill.
The roads around the scene remain closed as emergency services work at the scene until the building is made safe, the vehicle is recovered and inquiries are made at the scene by specialist police collision investigators.
West Midlands Police has said the driver, who was the only occupant of a lorry that crashed in to a Royal British Legion club in Wednesbury, Sandwell was delivering milk.