Arrest made after death of Portishead man

PUBLISHED: 05:30 28 July 2017

One man has been arrested.

One man has been arrested.


A 24-year-old has been arrested after a fatal car crash left a Portishead man dead.

The man from Weymouth was arrested by Dorset Police on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

He has been released under investigation.

The arrest relates to the death of a 37-year-old from Portishead who died on May 17.

His identity has not been made public by the police at this stage.

The crash involving a grey BMW 350d and a black Hyundai i30 occurred on the B3157 Coast Road near Weymouth at about 8.30am.

Police said the man who died was a passenger in one of the vehicles.

A police appeal was immediately launched as Dorset Police tried to establish what happened in the lead up to the fatal collision.

At the time, Acting Chief Inspector Joe Pardey said: “I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision or the manner of driving of either vehicle prior to the incident to come forward.”

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