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79 year old woman dies in A31 collision

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Published at 11:51am 18th April 2019. (Updated at 4:57pm 18th April 2019)

A 79 year old woman has died in a collision along the A31 near Bere Regis.

UPDATE: The A31 has now been reopened.

It happened at 11.08am 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.

She 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.

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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