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Two Dead Following A31 Crash
Two people have died in a crash between a car and two lorries on the A31 in Dorset.
It happened at Winterborne Zelston just after 17.20 on the evening of Monday 10th December.
The road was closed between Bere Regis and the Roundhouse roundabout, Sturminster Marshall, for several hours.
Dorset Police said the collision at Red Post involved a yellow Seat Ibiza travelling westbound and two HGVs travelling eastbound.
Both occupants of the car were pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said they would like to thank motorists for their patience while the road was closed.
Witnesses are asked to contact Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident number i09344.
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