Fatal collision in West Pennard under investigation

By Tim Lethaby

3rd Oct 2021 | Local News

The fatal collision happened off East Street Lane in West Pennard (Photo: Google Street View)
The fatal collision happened off East Street Lane in West Pennard (Photo: Google Street View)

Avon and Somerset Police are investigating a fatal collision in which a car ended up in a water-filled ditch next to a farm track off East Street Lane in West Pennard.

The police received a call at 7.16pm yesterday (October 2) from a passenger inside the car, who was trapped.

As the passenger was unable to confirm the precise location of the incident, a search of the area was carried out, including the use of the National Police Air Service (NPAS) helicopter. The car was located by officers at 8.04pm.

Sadly, despite the efforts of officers and ambulance personnel the driver of the car, a man in his 50s, could not be saved and he died at the scene. The passenger was freed from the vehicle and taken to Yeovil District Hospital as a precaution.

A police spokesperson said: "The collision is under investigation and we have informed the man's next of kin, who will be supported by a specially trained officer at this very difficult time. Our thoughts are with them.

"If anyone has information relating to this incident which would assist our investigation, please call us on 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5221230163."


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