The horrific incident took place on the northern stretch of the A38 near Mickleover shortly before 2pm on Wednesday, September 29. The collision involved three army trucks and a heavy vehicle, police said.
Derbyshire police confirmed that the truck driver, a 53-year-old man, was taken to Queen’s Medical Center in Nottingham, but was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
Police said the victim’s family was informed.
Investigating officials have urged anyone with information to come forward.
Motorists with dash cam footage have been encouraged to contact the police.
A massive emergency response was unleashed yesterday with the assistance of teams from the Derbyshire Police, the Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service and the East Midlands Ambulance Service.
The images show that more than a dozen first responders were deployed on the road.
Traffic remained in both directions for several hours on the A38 between Findern and Kingsway.
Motorists reported long lines going back to Burton.
In a statement, Derbyshire Police said: “The incident, which occurred on the northern stretch of the road near Mickleover at 1:45 pm yesterday (September 29), involved three army trucks and an HGV.
“The HGV driver, a 53-year-old man, suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead at Queen’s Medical Center the same day.
“His family is conscious and our thoughts are with them at this time.
“Detectives investigating the incident are asking drivers with dash cam footage, particularly from the moments leading up to the incident, to get in touch.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact the force using the reference 21 * 566586.
In a brief statement on Wednesday, the Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “We received a call at 1:59 PM and we are present.
“We have teams from Kingsway, Nottingham Road and Ascot Drive.
“The police are leading with this. That is all we can say at this point.”