Dorset

Woman dies, two hurt, in four-car crash at Charmouth

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Image caption The Charmouth Bypass was closed following the crash

A woman died and two people were hurt when four cars crashed in Dorset.

The collision happened on the A35 Charmouth Bypass shortly after 17:30 BST on Sunday.

A BMW, Volvo, Peugeot and Honda were involved. The driver of the BMW - a 68-year-old woman from Sussex, died at the scene.

The drivers of the Volvo and Peugeot were taken to Dorset County Hospital, but are not thought to be seriously injured.

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Police said there were six other people travelling in the Peugeot, all from Hampshire, but they were uninjured.

The road was closed between Charmouth roundabout and the slip road on the east side of the A35 while emergency services dealt with the crash.

The coroner and the woman's next of kin have been informed of her death.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

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