Two killed and man left seriously injured after two cars collide near village

Two people have been killed and a man seriously injured in a horror car crash near a village in Somerset.

Emergency services were called to the A39 near Tivington at around 3.30pm on Friday after a collision between a VW Golf and a Shogun.

Tragically, a man and a woman travelling in the Golf were both pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

A man riding in the Shogun was taken to hospital with serious injuries, Avon and Somerset Constabulary added.

The families of the victims are now being supporter by specially trained officers.

The force is appealing for witnesses to the crash, with anyone with information or dashcam footage urged to call 101.

A statement said: “We’re appealing for witnesses and Dash Cam footage following a two-vehicle collision on the A39 between Minehead and Porlock in which two people sadly died.

“The collision, between a VW Golf and a Shogun, happened at just before 3.30pm near Tivington.

“Emergency crews were called to the location but sadly two people in the Golf, a man and a woman, were pronounced dead at the scene.

“One man, who was in the Shogun, was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

“Specially trained officers will be supporting the families of the victims.

If you saw this collision, or have any information which could help our investigation, please contact the Roads Policing Unit by calling 101 and giving the call handler the reference number 5221111873.”

The road was closed while emergency services attended the scene.