14th October 2019

Man and woman in their 70s die following fatal collision on A303

A man and a woman in their 70s died at the scene of a two vehicle collision on the A303, police have confirmed.

Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident which happened shortly after 13:00 yesterday (Monday).

Avon and Somerset Police said:

“A van, which was travelling in a north easterly direction had just negotiated a sweeping right hand bend when it appears to have crossed the centre of the road and was in collision with a car travelling in the opposite direction.

The occupants of the car – a man and a woman in their 70s – were both seriously injured and sadly died at the scene shortly afterwards.

The van driver suffered facial injuries and was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, where he was released after receiving treatment.

Collision investigators are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident who may have information to help our enquiries.

Anyone able to help is asked to contact the collision investigation unit on 101, quoting reference CI/222/16.”