AN 83-year-old man died yesterday evening after his car was in a crash with another car on the A361 at Beckhampton.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash which happened at about 5.10pm.

A spokesman said: "A silver Kia Rio and a black Ford Ranger collided.

"The male driver, 83, of the Kia sustained serious injuries and sadly died at the scene. His family have been informed and our thoughts are with them.

The male driver of the Ford sustained minor injuries."

People took to Facebook yesterday evening to report traffic chaos after the road was closed between Bishops Cannings crossroads and Beckhampton roundabout for six hours to allow emergency services to deal with the aftermath of the accident.

Anyone who saw the collision or has any information is asked to contact PC Pete Williamson at the Collision Investigation Team on 101.