A van driver was killed after his vehicle collided with a juggernaut on the A38 between Coxbench and Ripley this morning.
A lorry and two vans came together at 5.39am on the northbound carriageway.
Both drivers of the two vans were left trapped by the incident and treated by paramaedics.
However one of the drivers was later pronounced dead at the scene.
The lorry had also leaked diesel and an Derbyshire Fire and Rescue environmental unit from Alfreton was called to clear up.