AN elderly woman from Taunton and her dog have sadly died in a car crash.

The woman, in her 80s, was travelling in a motorhome on the westbound carriageway of the A303, close to Chicklade, at around 11.10am yesterday (September 18).

The crash involved two vehicles, the motorhome and a white Volvo.

Wiltshire Police is appealing for witnesses to the crash.

A spokesperson said: "The driver of the motorhome, a woman in her 80s from the Taunton area, sadly died at the scene. Her next of kin have been informed and our thoughts are with them at this very sad time.

"A dog which was inside the motorhome also sadly died.

"The driver of the Volvo suffered minor injuries.

"The road was closed in both directions for approximately five hours to allow collision investigation work to take place and for the scene to be cleared.

"We are appealing for anyone who saw either vehicle beforehand, or who witnessed the collision, to call PC Charlotte Sartin, from Wiltshire Police's Collision Investigation Unit, on 101."