Three dead in A303 crash as lorry driver is arrested for dangerous driving

A lorry driver has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after three people were killed in a crash on the A303.  Emergency services were called just after 8.40am to a report of a collision involving a Vauxhall Astra, a Mercedes food delivery van, a HGV and a DAF recovery truck. Three people, all from separate vehicles, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Their families have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers. The HGV driver, a 38-year-old man from Donnington, Shropshire, was arrested on suspicion of driving a vehicle while unfit through drugs and causing death by dangerous driving. He has been released under investigation while our enquiries continue.

The police are keen to hear from anyone who may be able to assist with its investigation into the circumstances of the collision. Senior Investigating officer DC Cate Paling said: “We are keen to speak with anyone who witnessed the collision, or the moments leading up to it, particularly anyone with dash cam footage. “In the immediate moments after the collision, a small white car with a black roof passed the scene and we believe they may be an important witness who we wish to speak with.

“Anyone who can assist our enquiries should call 101, quoting the reference 44210338980.”