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Arrests made following A371 Axbridge bypass crash deaths

By journalwells  |  Posted: October 12, 2012

The crash scene between Axbridge and Cheddar

The crash scene between Axbridge and Cheddar

Arrests have been made following a crash near Cheddar early on Sunday morning that caused two men to lose their lives.

The double fatal road traffic collision on the A371 Axbridge by-pass was reported to police at about 3am on Sunday October 7.

A BMW and a Peugeot were involved in the collision and the drivers of both vehicles died.

Two young men have been arrested following investigations into the cause of the crash. One man, aged 20, has been questioned and arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He was released on police bail pending further enquiries. 

A 17-year-old youth believed to be from the local area was also arrested shortly after the crash.  He was subsequently released without charge.

The investigating team looking into the crash would  like to hear from anyone who was on the A371 shortly before or at the time of the collision, who may have information to help their enquiries.

They would also like to hear from anyone who may have seen a red BMW on the A38 between Brent Island and Cross before the collision happened.

Anyone able to help is asked to contact the police collision investigation unit on the force number 101 or on-line at http://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/contact/crime_reporting/

 
 

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