Police renew appeal for witnesses into fatal crash on A31 in Dorset

Somerset County Gazette: Police renew appeal for witnesses into fatal crash Police renew appeal for witnesses into fatal crash

POLICE investigating a crash in which a father was killed and his wife and young daughter were badly hurt have made a renewed call for witnesses.

A 28-year-old man from Taunton was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following the collision, which happened on the A31 between Winterbourne Zelston and Bere Regis in Dorset, shortly before 6pm on Monday, March 24.

He was the driver of a Subaru which was in collision with a Skoda being driven by a 43-year-old man from the Wimborne area who died from his injuries.

The Skoda driver’s wife and daughter, who were passengers in the car, were seriously injured.

Police are particularly keen to speak to the driver, and any passengers, of a green hatchback-style car which may have had to take evasive action to prevent a collision with the Subaru before the fatal collision.

The driver of this car did not stop, possibly because they were unaware of what happened a few moments later.

Anybody with information should call Dorset Police on 101, quoting incident number 24:368, or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800-555111.

The arrested 28-year-old, from Taunton, has been released on bail until June.

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