Man dies after beach road crash in Dorset

Portland Beach Road and Chesil Beach Image copyright Oliver Dixon
Image caption Portland Beach Road runs alongside Chesil Beach and joins Weymouth to Portland

A man has died after a two-car crash that seriously injured two others.

It happened on Portland Beach Road in Dorset at about 23:25 BST on Wednesday and involved a blue BMW and a grey Peugeot 2008.

The 72-year-old passenger of the Peugeot died in hospital on Thursday after suffering life-threatening injuries. Two other men sustained serious injures and were also taken to hospital.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

The road was closed in both directions while forensic investigations were carried out but has since reopened.

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