POLICE say the road has now re-opened.


A MAN aged 24 has died after his car crashed in Somerset in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday).

He was pronounced dead at the scene. His family has been informed.

Police are currently on the scene of the single-vehicle collision involving a green Ford Mondeo on the A371 between Axbridge and Cheddar and have set up a road closure.

Police, ambulance and fire crews were called to the crash at about 1.10am.

Road users are being asked to avoid the area and a diversion has been put in place.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesman said: "Officers from our collisions investigation unit are there and the road is currently closed to allow a full investigation to take place.

"It is expected to be shut for some time this morning and a diversion route for cars, vans and cyclists has been put in place.

"People are asked to avoid the area."

Police are appealing to witnesses to call them on 101 giving the reference 5220137687