Published: October 7, 2012
Police appeal for witnesses after two motorists killed in collision

Burnham-On-Sea police and ambulance crews were called to a fatal crash near Cheddar earlier on Sunday (October 7th) in which two people were killed.

Witnesses are being sought following the fatal collision near to Cheddar on the A371 Axbridge by-pass at about 3am. Our photos show the scenes soon after daylight broke on Sunday.

Police said a BMW and a Peugeot were involved in the collision and the drivers of both vehicles died. A third man who was travelling in the BMW was taken to the BRI hospital at Bristol with life-threatening injuries and was later transferred to Frenchay Hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.

The A371 was closed for much of the morning, as pictured here, to allow a detailed examination of the scene.

Police investigating the incident have appealed for witnesses and a spokesman told "We would particularly 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.


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