POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a fatal road crash on Thursday afternoon.

A 53-year-old man from Highworth was killed after his Ford Mondeo collided with a street lamp in Kingsdown Road, Kingsdown, Stratton.

Steve Cox, of the Serious Collision Investigation Team, based at Devizes police HQ, said: “Officers from Wiltshire Police Serious Collision Investigation Team attended and began an investigation into the circumstances of the collision. The road was closed to traffic for five hours to exam the scene, make safe the damaged street light and to recover the vehicle.”

Witnesses or anyone who can assist the investigation should contact PC 998 Hunt via the 101 non emergency number ext 7203111.