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Witness appeal after fatal collision on Airport Road

Main image: View along Airport Road.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian died in a collision with a grey Audi A3 on the A4174 Airport Road yesterday evening (Sunday 10 July).

The incident happened at 9.56pm when the pedestrian, a man in his 20s, was walking to work on the pavement. 

An Avon and Somerset police spokesperson said: “Sadly he died at the scene. While he hasn’t yet been formally identified, his next of kin are being supported by a specially-trained officer. Our thoughts are with them at this awful time…”

A 30-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. A second man was also arrested in connection with the incident and both remain in police custody at this time.

The road was closed overnight from the Creswicke Road junction to A37 Wells Road, while collision investigators examined the scene and the vehicle was recovered. It reopened at around 9.20am this morning (Monday 11 July).

Police are asking anyone who saw the collision, or has any dashcam or other footage showing the manner in which the Audi was being driven in the moments beforehand, to call 101 and give the reference 5222164028.