Published: October 12, 2012
Police make arrests after fatal crash in which two men were killed

Police have arrested two men as part of their investigation into a crash which claimed two lives last Sunday.

Police and ambulance crews from Burnham-On-Sea were sent to the collision, which ocurred at 3am on the A371 Axbridge Bypass near Cheddar in which two men in their 30s were killed and a third was taken to hospital.

Police said they have arrested a 20-year-old man on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, who has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

And a 17-year-old youth, was also arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, has been released without charge.

Police have not formally named the men who died, but both are believed to be from the Cheddar area.

Another man who was taken to Bristol Royal Infirmary with life-threatening injuries was later transferred to Frenchay Hospital where he is in a critical but stable condition.

Police investigators are appealing for witnesses to the collision between a BMW and a Peugeot to come forward. They also want to speak to anyone who saw a red BMW on the A38 between Brent Island and Cross before the crash. Those with information can contact the police's collision investigation unit by calling 101.

Pictured: The scenes in Axbridge soon after daybreak last Sunday where the fatal collision took place



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