A woman has died and a young man has been left with potentially life-changing injuries after a car crash on New Year's Eve. 

The two-car crash happened at 3.30pm on the B4192 between Whittonditch and Knighton, near Marlborough, with emergency services rushing to the scene. 

The road was was closed in both directions.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver of the other car, a man in his 20s, was taken to hospital to be treated for his serious injuries. 

Swindon Police confirmed the tragic news at 10.30pm in a statement on social media. 

The post said: "The families of those involved in this incident have been informed and are being supported by family liaison officers. Our thoughts are with them at this incredibly difficult time. We would ask that their privacy is respected."

Police also said the road is still closed as emergency services are still at the scene, so motorists should continue to avoid the area. 

Anyone who saw what happened or may have dash cam footage is encouraged to contact police on 101.