A303 fatal crash: Police update as officers renew appeal

A 36-year-old man who was arrested after a fatal crash on the A303 in Somerset has been released without charge.

The collision happened on Wednesday (June 16) at around 10:30pm, near Sparkford.

Following the incident, the road was closed for around fifteen hours[1] while police completed investigation work at the scene.

READ MORE A303 Cartgate Roundabout: delays after lorry overturns – live updates[2]

Sadly, the driver of the car, a 32-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A spokeswoman for Avon and Somerset Constabulary[3] said: “Police continue to investigate the cause of a fatal collision on the A303 between Sparkford and Podimore.

“A car and a lorry were involved in the collision which happened at about 10.30pm on Wednesday 16 June. Sadly the driver of the car, a 32-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Our thoughts are with his family, who are being supported by specially trained officers.

“A man arrested in connection with the collision has since been released without charge.

“If you have any information or dashcam footage which could help the investigation, call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5221134914.”

References

  1. ^ closed for around fifteen hours (www.somersetlive.co.uk)
  2. ^ A303 Cartgate Roundabout: delays after lorry overturns – live updates (www.somersetlive.co.uk)
  3. ^ Avon and Somerset Constabulary (www.somersetlive.co.uk)