Dorset Fire and Rescue has issued a statement after one of its engines was involved in a crash which killed headteacher Ally Mullany.
Chief Fire Officer Darran Gunter said: “Dorset Fire and Rescue Service were mobilised to an RTC near Morden Park Corner on the A35.
“Whilst responding to this incident, a fire appliance collided with a car.
"Two occupants of this vehicle were taken by air ambulance to Southampton General Hospital. We understand that sadly, the third occupant was pronounced dead at the scene.
"Our thoughts and sympathies are with all those involved in this tragic incident.
“Dorset Police will be conducting a full investigation into this incident and we will assist them wherever we can.
"As this matter is under police investigation, it would not be appropriate to comment further.”
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