A303 crash: Man dies after lorry and car collision in Somerset – latest updates

A person has died on the A303 after a “serious” crash involving a lorry and a car in Somerset.

Roads and traffic monitoring service Inrix first reported the collision, between Sparkford and Wincanton, at 11.41pm last night, Wednesday June 17..

Police have now confirmed that the driver of the car, a 32-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 36-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the crash and police are appealing for witnesses.

The road remains closed at this time while investigations continue.

An Avon and Somerset Constabulary spokesperson said: “The road is likely to remain closed for some time while an investigation is carried out at the scene and repair work is carried out due to a fuel spillage. Motorists are advised to avoid the route.

“Police are appealing for anyone that witnessed the collision to make contact.

“They would also like to hear from anyone who holds dash cam footage from the A303 between Cartgate and Podimore, between 10.15pm and 10.30pm yesterday.

“If you have any information which could help our investigation, please contact the Roads Policing Unit by calling 101 and giving the call handler the reference number 5221134914.”

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