Young man dies following serious crash on A303 near Devon border

A man in his 20s was sadly pronounced dead at the scene on the A303 near Horton
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A motorcyclist has died following a collision on the A303 in Somerset just over the Devon border. The crash on one of the main roads into the county involved a motorcycle and a silver Ford Fiesta.

It occurred near Horton around 7pm on Saturday, June 1, prompting emergency services to rush to the scene. The A303 was shut down for several hours as crash investigations were conducted

Avon and Somerset Police confirmed on Sunday, June 2, that a man in his 20s was pronounced dead at the scene. They added that they were appealing for witnesses to the collision, as reports Somerset Live.

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An Avon and Somerset Police spokesperson said: "A motorcyclist has died in a collision with a car on the A303 near Horton in Somerset. Emergency services were called at approximately 7pm yesterday evening (Saturday 1 June).

"Sadly, a man in his 20s was pronounced deceased at the scene. His family have been notified and our sympathies are with them. We will ensure they have access to support through a specially-trained family liaison officer.

"The driver of the silver Ford Fiesta involved in the collision remained at the scene and assisted our enquiries. The A303 was closed for a number of hours to allow collision investigation work to be carried out. It was reopened overnight and we are grateful for road users’ patience and understanding while emergency crews responded to this incident."

The collision is currently under investigation by Avon and Somerset Police. They are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident or may have dashcam footage of the crash to come forward.

The force added: "Enquiries are ongoing and therefore we would ask anyone who witnessed what happened and has not yet spoken to us, or was driving in the area and may have dashcam showing the vehicles prior to the collision, to please contact us online or on 101 and quoting reference number 5224140973."