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Accidental death verdicts in Somerset crash which killed four

An inquest into a crash on the A39 at Cannington in Somerset, which killed four people, has recorded verdicts of accidental death.

It happened last June when two cars collided head-on. A man and a woman died at the scene, and another man and woman died later in hospital. The inquest in Taunton heard that driver error was to blame.

Inquest to open into A39 Cannington crash

The scene of the accident on the A39 Credit: ITV News

An inquest opens today into a crash on the A39 at Cannington, which killed four people. It happened last June when two cars collided head-on. A man and woman died at the scene, and another man and woman died in hospital.

Safety campaigners said the crash was another reason not to build a new power station at Hinkley Point nearby. They argue the A39 at Cannington is already too busy.

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