A MAN was killed after crashing into a tree along the A38 in West Huntspill.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which happened on Sunday morning, at around 5:58am on the A38 Southbound at Old Pawlett Road.
A Toyota Yaris was being driven along the A38 southbound at Old Pawlett Road when it was in collision with the nearside kerb and went down a roadside bank, colliding with a tree.
The driver, who is thought to have been aged 76, was declared dead at the scene shortly afterwards at 6:22am.
The road was closed for five hours and was reopened at 11am.
A spokesperson for the police said: "We are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident who may have information to assist our enquiries.
"Anyone able to help is asked to contact the collision investigation unit on 101, quoting reference CI-74/16/1717."
It has been reported that the driver was travelling southbound along the A38 and lost control, before mounting a nearside kerb.
The vehicle then ran along the edge of the kerb, and slipped down an embankment before hitting a tree.
The weather conditions at the time were said to be dry and clear, and there were no other cars involved.
Sedgemoor District Councillor, Leigh Redman, said: "It is always sad when a life is lost on our roads.
"My thoughts are with his family and friends.
"I know the police are keen to hear from any witnesses and I would encourage anyone who may have information, how ever small, to contact the police on 101."