Man in his 20s killed in A37 crash near Dorchester

A MAN in his 20s sadly died after a crash near Dorchester.

The incident, on the A37 Long Ash Lane, happened at around 5.42am on Monday morning (January 15) and involved a black Honda Civic, a grey Volvo XC90 and a MAN heavy goods vehicle.

Emergency services attended and very sadly, the driver of the Honda – a local man aged in his 20s – was pronounced dead at the scene. His family has been informed.

The driver of the Volvo – a man aged in his 50s from Somerset – was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Roads were closed around the incident to allow emergency services to respond to the incident and for an examination of the scene to be carried out.

Sergeant Richard Stroud, of the Dorset Police Roads Policing Team, said: “Our thoughts are very much with the family of the man who sadly died in this collision at what must be an extremely difficult time for them.

“It is important that we establish the full circumstances of what happened and I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision, or the manner of driving of the vehicles involved prior to it, to please contact us.

“I would also like to hear from any motorists who were in the area and captured any relevant dashcam footage.

“Finally, I appreciate this collision led to the closure of a major road for some time, but this was absolutely necessary to enable the emergency services to safely respond to the incident and for a thorough examination of the scene to be conducted.”

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police via, by email to, or by calling 101, quoting incident number 15:64. They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously online at or by calling 0800 555 111.

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