Lorry driver dies and another man seriously injured after A35 crash

By Hannah Corfield

17th Sep 2021 | Local News

A lorry driver has died and a second man has been left seriously injured after a crash between two HGVs in Axminster yesterday (April 29).

Police, fire and ambulance were called at 5.50am following a head-on collision on the A35, Gammons Hill at Kilmington Cross.

Both male drivers were trapped in their vehicles.

One driver, a 54-year-old man from Winchester, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The second driver, aged 35 and from Bristol, sustained serious head and leg injuries, and was extracted from the truck by the fire service.

He was airlifted to Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital but later flown to Derriford Hospital.

The A35 remained closed for some time while specialist roads policing officers carried out an examination of the scene and the vehicles were recovered.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact police via [email protected] or phone 101, quoting log 70 of 29/04/19.

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