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Police are appealing for witnesses after a driver was killed in a collision at Winterbourne Abbas.

Officers were called at 8.13am on Monday 13 October 2014 to a two vehicle collision on the A35 Winterborne Abbas to Bridport road, a quarter of a mile east of the Compton Valence junction.

A blue Daihatsu Terios was travelling eastbound when it was in collision with a silver Rover 45 car travelling westbound.

The driver of the Rover, a 47-year-old man from the Nottinghamshire area, sustained fatal injuries. Two passengers travelling in the Rover, a 39-year-old man and a 69-year-old woman both from Yeovil, sustained life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Daihatsu, a 20-year-old man from Bridport, sustained serious injuries.

The road was closed for several hours and diversions were put in place by Dorset Police and the Highways Agency.

Traffic Inspector Colin Bell said: “I am appealing for anyone who witnessed this collision or the manner of driving of the Daihatsu or the Rover prior to the collision to contact investigating officer PC 738 Redmond on 101 quoting incident number 13:45.

“The road was closed for five hours to allow collision investigators to carry out a full and thorough examination of the complex scene. I would like to thank motorists for their patience.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 13:45. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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