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One man dead and another fighting for his life after collision near Taunton

Police are appealing for witnesses after a collision on the A358 between Ilminster and Taunton left one man dead and another fighting for his life.

The incident happened on Friday at the junction for Broadway when a VW Passat and a Volvo lorry collided.

The 63-year-old man who was driving the Passat died at the scene.

A passenger in the same car was taken to hospital and remains in a critical condition.


Josh Clayton inquest suspended over new evidence

Josh Clayton went missing on Tresco in September 2015 Credit: Family

The inquest into the death of a bar tender who went missing on the Isles of Scilly has been adjourned in the light of new evidence.

23-year-old Josh Clayton from Taunton had been working on Tresco in September 2015 when he disappeared after a party. Yesterday, the court in Plymouth heard evidence that Josh had been involved in an altercation outside the event.

His body was later recovered from the sea but the jury was told it wasn't possible to determine how he died.

The Inquest into the death of Joshua Clayton has been adjourned and suspended following new evidence which only emerged during evidence on Tuesday 10th January 2017. This is the first time that Devon and Cornwall Police have been made aware of this new evidence and further investigations will be carried out as a result.

– Devon and Cornwall Police


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