A MAN died when the car he was driving collided with an articulated lorry near Hullavington in the early hours of Christmas Eve.

The crash happened just before 4am on the A429, close to the Kingway Bridge, near Hullavington. The driver of a silver Ford Fiesta died at the scene, Wiltshire Police said.

The road was closed in both directions for several hours between J17 of the M4 motorway and Malmesbury following the accident. Police advised drivers to seek alternative routes around the area.