May 31, 2015
Police name Highbridge man who died in rhyne car crash in Mark

Police have named a 27-year-old man who died when the car he was travelling in near Burnham-On-Sea crashed into a rhyne on Saturday (May 30th).

Robert Goodwin, from Highbridge, died when the car he was travelling in left The Causeway and ended upside down in a rhyne, police said today.

A second man - also aged 27 - was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He has been released on bail until July while police enquiries into the circumstances of the collision continue.

Meanwhile, police have appealed for witnesses to come forward after the body of Mr Goodwin was recovered from the overturned car during the early hours of Saturday.

The Causeway was shut for over eight hours while officers investigated the incident.

Police initially received a call from South West Ambulance Service at 5.19am that the car was submerged in the rhyne near the White Horse Inn in Mark.

"The body of a man was found inside the vehicle," police spokesman Craig Evry confirmed to "We’re carrying out enquiries to establish the circumstances of this collision."

The spokesman added: "If anyone saw the collision, or has any information which could help this inquiry, please call us via the 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre on 101 and quote log number 226 of 30 May."

The Causeway was shut to allow the investigation into the collision to begin. The car was removed from the Mark Yeo mid-afternoon, allowing the road to re-open.

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