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Woman dies after head-on collision on busy commuter route

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Image caption Pensford is on the A37 road from Bristol to Shepton Mallet

A woman has died following a head-on collision between a car and a taxi on a major commuter route into Bristol, police have said.

The 66-year-old driver of a Porsche Boxster crashed in to a Toyota Avensis taxi heading in the opposite direction on the A37 at Pensford.

She was taken to Bristol's Southmead Hospital but later died. The taxi driver suffered minor injuries.

The incident happened just before 17:30 BST on Sunday.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

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