A MAN in his 40s has been killed in the crash that occurred on the A303 near Thruxton circuit on Friday, December 1.

The crash involved a red Mini Cooper and a lorry.

The driver of the car, a man in his 40s from Kingsdon in Somerset, died at the scene.

Police were called to the crash at 9.24am on Friday, December 1.

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Officers are now appealing for any witnesses who might help understand the circumstances that led to the crash.

If you were driving on the A303 and saw the crash or a red Mini in the moments before it, please contact police.

If you have any relevant dashcam footage, it might be helpful for the officers.

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting reference 44230491058.

A303 was closed in both directions for several hours following the crash. 

The eastbound carriageway was finally reopened at around 4pm, but the closure for westbound traffic continued late in the night.