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Driver Arrested on Suspicion of Dangerous Driving Bailed, After Fatal A31 Accident Last Night

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6:35am 25th March 2014
(Updated 11:49am 25th March 2014)

The driver of a Subaru sports car has been released on bail following a fatal road accident near Bere Regis on the A31 last night (Monday 24th March).

The 28 year old from Taunton was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and was questioned by Police before being released this morning.

The collision happened during the rush hour just before 6:00pm when the driver of the Subaru overtook a HGV and collided with a Skoda coming from the other direction near Red Post, between Bere Regis and Winterborne Zelston.

The Skoda driver died and 2 passengers were seriously hurt.

The Subaru driver sustained minor injuries and a third driver, in a Mercedes, was uninjured after getting caught up in the smash.

The stretch of the A31 was closed nearly all night while Dorset Police and accident investigators tried to piece together what happened.

Police say the driver of a small green hatchback travelling towards Wimborne who may also have been caught up in the incident and may have valuable information about the series of crashes.

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