A38 closed: Two people die in crash, police close busy route for investigation

Two people have tragically died in a crash on the A38 near Axbridge today.

Two people have tragically died in a crash on the A38 near Axbridge today.

The incident happened on the main road between Tarnock and Lower Weare at about 11.20am today (September 18).

It involved two vehicles. A man and a woman in a blue Vauxhall Agila died at the scene.

While formal identification has yet to be completed their next of kin are being supported by a family liaison officer.

A man who was the sole occupant of the other car, a black Audi Q7, has gone to hospital for assessment.

The road remains closed while collision investigators examine the scene and pending recovery of the vehicles.

Avon and Somerset Police is urging motorists to avoid the area. Please get in touch if you saw or have dashcam, CCTV or doorbell footage of anything which could help the investigation. You can call 101 and give the reference 5222225553.