Man dies following crash on A371 in Somerset

POLICE have confirmed that a man has died following a collision on the A371 near Wincanton at about 5.20am on Wednesday, June 26.

The man was one of four people in a van who were injured in the crash with a lorry between West Hill and Gibbet Road. The lorry driver was shocked but unhurt.

Officers are trying to trace the man’s family, who are abroad. Although formal identification has not yet taken place, he is believed to be in his twenties.

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An Avon and Somerset Police spokesperson said: “The other three men in the van are all in their thirties, and their families have been contacted.

“One of them remains in hospital for treatment to injuries which are serious but not currently believed to be life-threatening.

“Another remains in hospital for observation with injuries not believed to be life-threatening, while a fourth has been discharged following treatment.”

The A371 reopened at about 4pm yesterday following a collision investigation and the recovery of the vehicles.

If you saw the collision or have any other information or dashcam footage which could help the police investigation, they’d like to hear from you by calling call 101 giving the reference 5224165117.

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