2.18 AM Thursday 31 July 2014

Witness appeal after fatal crash near Wareham

Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward following a road traffic collision in West Holme which resulted in a man’s death.

The incident, in which a silver Audi A6 collided with a tree, occurred at approximately 7.25pm on Thursday 27 December 2012 on the B3070 near to the junction with Holme Lane.

Sadly the driver, a 31-year-old man from Bournemouth, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police Constable Mark Palmer, from the Dorset Police Traffic Unit, said: “I am appealing for witnesses and ask that they contact police as soon as possible.

“In particular I am keen to speak to anyone who may have information on the manner of driving of the Audi prior to the collision.”

Electricity cables were also damaged, cutting power to nearby properties. The road was closed for several hours to complete repairs.

The deceased man’s next of kin has been informed and formal identification has yet to take place.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 27:388. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

 

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