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Police issue appeal after fatal collision, A35 Axminster

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Tribute paid by family

The family of a man who died following a collision on the A35 has paid tribute to his life.

Emergency services were called at 5.50am on 29 April, following a head-on collision between two HGVs on the A35 Gammons Hill at Kilmington Cross.

Mr Wayne Woodbridge, aged 54, from Winchester, sustained fatal injuries and pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of the other vehicle, a 36-year-old man from Bristol remains in Derriford hospital receiving treatment.

The family of Mr Woodbridge, paid the following tribute:

“Wayne Woodbridge was a wonderful Son of Esther, Brother to Tina, Uncle to Claire, Kerry and Carl, Father to Shana, Billy and Devon and Pops to Evelyn and Albi and bump, as well as loving partner to Colleen.

“His smile and laughter will be missed by all who knew him and we as a family have not come to terms with his loss.

“We ask the media to respect our wishes and leave us to grieve but would like to welcome anyone who knew him to attend his celebration of life at Wessex Vale Crematorium on Thursday 23rd May at 13:45pm.”

Police are continuing to appeal for anyone who witnessed the incident and anyone with information to contact police on 101 quoting log 70 of 29/4/19.


Officers appeal for information

Police have appealed for witnesses following a fatal collision between two HGVs in Axminster on Monday morning [29 April].

Emergency services were called at 5.50am following the head-on collision on the A35 Gammons Hill at Kilmington Cross.

Both male drivers were trapped in their vehicles.

One driver, a 54-year-old man from Winchester, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The other driver involved, a 36-year-old man from the Bristol area, remains in Derriford Hospital with serious head and leg injuries.

Police would like to hear from anyone who saw a white articulated large goods vehicle, towing a rust-coloured shipping container, travelling on the A35 from the Dorchester area into Devon between 4.30am and 6am on Monday 29 April.

Contact police with information by calling 101, or via email at 101@dc.police.uk, quoting log 70 of 29/04/19.


One man has died and one man is seriously injured.

A lorry driver has died and a second left seriously injured following a collision between two HGVs in Axminster this morning [29 April].

Police, fire and ambulance were called at 5.50am following the head-on collision on the A35 Gammons Hill at Kilmington Cross.

Both male drivers were trapped in their vehicles.

One driver, a 54-year-old man from Winchester, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced at the scene.

The second driver, aged 35 and from Bristol, sustained serious head and leg injuries, and was extracted from the truck by the fire service. He was airlifted to Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital but later flown to Derriford Hospital.

The A35 remains closed while specialist roads policing officers carry out an examination of the scene and the vehicles are recovered.

The road is expected to remain shut until 9pm at the earliest; diversions are in place and motorists are advised to avoid the area for the time being.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact police via 101@dc.police.uk or phone 101, quoting log 70 of 29/04/19.


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