Crash on A303 in Ilminster kills two people

Road closed signs and cones
Image caption The A303 was closed for some five hours while the accident was investigated

Two people have been killed in a road crash involving a van and a car on the A303 in Ilminster, Somerset.

Emergency services were called to the scene at 08:30 BST and the road was closed for eight miles between the junctions with the A358 and A356.

Two people in one of the vehicles died and a third person from the other vehicle is in a serious condition.

Collision investigation work has begun and the Ilminster bypass reopened at 13.40 BST after the five-hour closure.

A fourth casualty, who was travelling in the vehicle with the seriously injured person, suffered minor injuries, police said.

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