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Double fatal collision: police appeal for witnesses

The A38 near Winscombe where the collision took place. Credit: Google Streetview

Police are appealing for witnesses after a collision in Somerset which left two people dead and third person with life-threatening injuries.

The collision took place on the A38 near Winscombe in North Somerset just before 6pm on Monday June 5 when a silver Mitsubishi Outlander and a blue Vauxhall Mokka came together on a bend in the road.

The passenger in the Vauxhall - a woman aged 50 - died in the collision while the driver, 54, also died later in hospital.

The driver of the Mitsubishi remains in a serious condition in hospital after suffering life-threatening injuries.

Tributes to Time Team's Mick Aston

Mick Aston at the Museum of Somerset in 2011 Credit: ITV News West Country

The TV archaeologist Mick Aston, who lived in Winscombe in Somerset has died aged 66. Professor Aston found fame with the Time Team programme and was known for his colourful jumpers. Colleagues said he had an effortless way of making archaeology accessible to people.

Mick in one of his trademark jumpers with Time Team presenter Tony Robinson Credit: Fiona Hanson/PA

Close friend and former colleague Dr Phil Harding said:

"Mick was a seriously good mate and a seriously good archaeologist, a unique man. Everybody loved him, he just had a way with people. I cannot believe there was anybody who disliked him, he just had such a relaxed way".