Witness appeal following fatal collision near Sherborne

Officers investigating a fatal road traffic collision between Sherborne and Yeovil are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward – with one man being arrested.

The incident, which happened on the A30 close to the junction with Marl Lane, was reported to police at 4.48pm on Thursday 1 December 2022. It involved three cars – a silver Ford Zetec, a blue VW Passat and a silver Vauxhall Astra.

Very sadly a woman in her 30s from Milborne Port died at the scene. Her next of kin have been informed.

A young child from Milborne Port was taken to hospital with serious injuries and a Yeovil man in his 30s also sustained serious injuries.

A 55-year-old man from Yeovil has been arrested on suspicion of driving offences.

Police Sergeant Richard Stroud, of the traffic unit, said: “Our thoughts are with the family of the woman who sadly died.

“An investigation into the incident is underway to establish the full circumstances and I urge anyone

with information, who has not yet spoken with police, to please come forward.

“I would like to hear from any motorists who were travelling along the A30 and may have captured anything of relevance on dashcam footage.

“Finally, I would like to thank the public for their patience and understanding while the road closure was in place. This was absolutely necessary to allow us to carry out a thorough examination of the scene.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk/contact, via email at scit@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 01:387. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.

Julie Heath
(Dorset Police, Dorset Alert Coordinator, Dorset)