A man has died after a crash on a country road on Monday evening.

The man, aged 34 and from the Castle Combe area, was driving an Audi on the B4039 out of Yatton Keynell, near Chippenham, when he was involved in a crash.

The vehicle was in a collision with a Honda CRV just before 7.30pm.

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Meanwhile, the driver of the Honda was taken to hospital for treatement, but their injuries are not thought to be serious.

Two other cars were forced to crash into a bank to avoid the collision.

It comes as Wiltshire has been gripped by freezing conditions and black ice overnight, causing several delays and incidents.

It is not yet clear whether the treacherous weather conditions played a significant role in the man’s death, but Wiltshire Police acknowledged that it would form part of the investigation.

A statement from Wiltshire Police said: “Just before 7.30pm, we responded to reports of the collision involving a CRV and an Audi heading north away from Yatton Keynell near Chippenham.

“A 34-year-old man from the Castle Combe area, who was the driver of the Audi, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“His next of kin have been informed and our thoughts are with them at this incredibly difficult time.

“The driver of the CRV was taken to hospital for treatment for their injuries, which are not described as serious or life-threatening at this stage.

“Two other vehicles crashed into a bank to avoid the collision.

“Obviously the conditions were icy last night and potentially played a part but this will form part of the collision investigation.”

Any witnesses to the collision or anyone who may have dash cam are asked to contact the serious collision investigation team at Headquarters on 01225 694597 quoting Log number 54230005395.