Body of man killed in Somerset collision undiscovered for seven hours

The collision is believed to have happened last night. Picture: County Gazette
The collision is believed to have happened last night. Picture: County Gazette

THE body of a young man killed in a single-vehicle road traffic collision in Somerset lay undiscovered for up to seven hours, it is believed.

Police are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage following the death of the man at Wraxall, near Shepton Mallet.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesperson said: "Officers were called to the scene of a single car collision at around 5.30am today (Sunday, May 28) on the A37, in Wraxall, near Shepton Mallet.

"One vehicle had left the road and sadly one man in his 20s was pronounced dead at the scene.

"His next of kin has been informed and our thoughts are with them during this difficult time.

"They will be offered support from a specially-trained family liaison officer."

The A37 was closed for a number of hours and has since been reopened.

Officers believe the incident happened at around 10.30pm last night (Saturday, May 27), but the vehicle was only discovered at 5.30am this morning by a passing ambulance.

They would like to speak to anyone who was in the area between 10.30pm yesterday and 5.30am today.

If you can help, call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5223124345, or complete Avon and Somerset Police's online appeals form.