A SOMERSET man has died after his car was in a collision with a lorry.

The man in his 40s was driving his Mini on the A303 when it was involved in the crash in Hampshire on Friday morning (December 1).

The family of the man from Kingsdon have been informed and police are appealing for witnesses.

The crash near Thruxton saw the A303 closed in both directions for most of Friday.

A spokesperson for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Police said: "Police were called at 9.24am to a collision on the A303 involving a red Mini Cooper and a lorry.

"The driver of the car, a man in his 40s from Kingsdon, Somerset, died at the scene.

"His family have been notified.

"We are appealing for anyone who was driving on the A303 and saw the collision of a red Mini and HGV in the moments before it to get in touch, particularly if you have relevant dash cam footage.

"Anyone with information should call 101 quoting reference 44230491058."

A spokesperson for South West Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust said: “We were called at 9.28am on Friday, December 1, to a road traffic incident on the A303 near Thruxton Down.

"We sent two double-crewed land ambulances, an air ambulance and a responding officer.”