Man dies in A371 Somerset crash

Police have confirmed one man has died and two more remain in hospital after a crash involving a van and a lorry
-Credit: (Image: Google Maps)


A man has sadly died following a serious crash on the A371 in Somerset. He was one of four people injured in a collision involving a van and lorry on the main road near Wincanton, between West Hill and Gibbet Road, at about 5.20am today, Wednesday, June 26.

SomersetLive previously reported that four people who were inside a van were hurt in the crash, with one person suffering significant injuries. In an update this afternoon, a spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police confirmed one man had died.

While formal identification has not yet taken place, he is believed to be in his 20s. Officers are now trying to trace the man's family, who are abroad. The three other men inside the van were aged in their 30s and their families have been contacted.

Read more:

One 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 lorry drivers was shocked but uninjured in the collision.

The A371 reopened at around 4pm, Avon and Somerset Police said, following a crash investigation and recovery of the vehicles. Avon and Somerset Police are now asking anyone who witnessed the crash or has dashcam footage to get in contact.

If you can help, please call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5224165117, or complete the online appeals form.