Woman dies in traffic collision at Arthurs Bridge Evercreech

A YOUNG woman has died following a two-vehicle road traffic collision in Somerset earlier today (Wednesday. January 4).

Police are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage to the incident in which the woman, who was in her 20s, lost her life.

Officers were called to the A371 at Arthurs Bridge, in Evercreech, near Shepton Mallet, at around 8am following the crash.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesperson said: “Our thoughts are with her family at this time, who are being supported by a specially trained family liaison officer.”

The road was closed while investigations were carried out. It has since been reopened.

The spokesperson added: “We are now appealing for witnesses who may have been in the area, or anyone with relevant footage, to contact 101 and quote reference 5223001826.”

Alternatively witnesses can complete the online appeals form on the Avon and Somerset Police website.

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