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Fatal road traffic collision near Corfe Castle – witness appeal

25 July 2021
Officers investigating a fatal road traffic collision near Corfe Castle are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

The incident, in which a black Audi A5 coupé had left the road and landed in a field along the B3069 between Kingston and the turn-off to Worth Matravers, was reported at 8.18pm on Saturday 24 July 2021.

Very sadly, a local man in his 20s died at the scene. His family has been informed. 

The front seat passenger, also a local man in his 20s, sustained minor injuries.

A road closures is in place to allow the emergency services to respond to the incident and for an examination of the collision scene to take place.

Police Constable Dave Coterill, of the traffic unit, said: “My thoughts are with the family and friends of the young man who tragically died. 

“We are carrying out a thorough investigation into the circumstances of the collision.

“I urge anyone who witnessed the incident or the manner of driving leading up to it to please come forward.

“Also, I would like to hear from anyone who may have captured anything of relevance on dashcam to please get in touch.

“Finally, I would like to thank motorists for their patience while the road closure is in place as this allows us and our emergency colleagues to respond to the incident in a safe manner and thoroughly examine the scene.” 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email at scit@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 24:758. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call freephone 0800 555 111.

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