Four men died at the scene of the crash, on the A42 near Measham, at 8.15pm on Monday. A fifth victim died in hospital. One other person was in a "very serious" condition last night and 12 other men in the minibus were also hurt. Five of the team were treated for minor injuries and went home.
A service engineer, Simon Barnard, who drove near the scene, said: "It was like a scrapyard ... with twisted metal everywhere. It's a very busy, overcrowded road and I'm not surprised there was a crash there."
Both vehicles were thought to have been travelling in the same direction. Visibility was about 150 yards when fog descended.
Police named the dead men as: Stephen Curtis, 28, from Newtown Linford; Paul Thompson, 22, from Groby; Stephen Parker, 21, from Groby; Panayi Kouroushi, 30, from Groby; and Jeremy Goodhall, 30, from Leicester Forest East.Reuse content