A MAN in his 20s has died after a crash between two cars and a lorry on the A37.

The three vehicles collided on A37 Long Ash Lane, north of Dorchester, at around 5.42am on Monday, January 15.

A black Honda Civic, a grey Volvo XC90 and a MAN heavy goods vehicle were involved in the crash.

Emergency services attended and 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.

A major emergency response rushed to the scene of the crash on Monday morning, with police, paramedics and two fire crews called.

Road closures were put in place to allow the emergency services to respond to the incident and for an examination of the scene to be carried out.

The road remained closed for most of the day on Monday, causing diversions to traffic between Dorchester and Yeovil.

Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone who has relevant dashcam footage to come forward following the fatal road traffic collision.

Sergeant Richard Stroud, of the 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 is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email at scit@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 15:64.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.