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Appeal after fatal road traffic collision near Bere Regis

18 April 2019
Officers investigating a fatal road traffic collision on the A31 near Bere Regis are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward.

Dorset Police was informed of the incident by the ambulance service at 11.08am on Thursday 18 April 2019.

The collision happened at the turn-off to Winterborne Kingston and involved a green DAF Trucks lorry, driven by a 63-year-old man from Berkshire, and a silver Peugeot, driven by a 79-year-old woman from the Shaftesbury area.

Sadly, the Peugeot driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Her next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

The lorry driver was uninjured.

The A31 remains closed at the Shell garage in Bere Regis, Red Post and the Roundhouse roundabout to allow emergency services to deal with the incident and to clear the scene.

Sergeant Craig Tatton, of the traffic unit, said: “Our thoughts are with the family of the woman involved.

“We are carrying out a full investigation to establish the circumstances of this collision.

“I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident and has not yet spoken to officers to please contact us.

“Also, I would like to hear from anyone who may have captured the incident or the manner of driving of the vehicles involved prior to the collision on dashcam.

“Finally, I would like to thank motorists for their patience and understanding during the road closures, which are absolutely necessary to allow the emergency services to deal with the incident and to enable a thorough examination of the collision 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 18:144. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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