Boy, 11, sadly dies after A303 crash near Stonehenge

AN 11-year-old boy sadly died after a crash near Stonehenge on Saturday (July 8).

The incident, involving a car and a lorry, happened on the A303 at around 7.30pm.

Police said a black BMW travelling westbound from the Countess Roundabout towards Stonehenge was ‘involved in a collision with a lorry which was parked in a layby’.

An 11-year-old boy from London was declared dead at the scene.

The driver of the car, a man in his 40s, and a passenger, a 15-year-old boy, both from London, suffered potentially life-changing injuries and have been taken to Southampton General Hospital.

The driver of the lorry was uninjured.

The westbound carriageway of the A303 was closed while investigations were carried out.

A/Insp Will Ayres, of Wiltshire Police’s Roads Policing Unit, said: “This is a tragic incident where a young boy has lost his life and two more people are in a serious condition in hospital.

“Their next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers. Our thoughts are with them at this very difficult time.

“I would urge anyone who witnessed anything to please get in touch with us.”

Any witnesses, or anyone with dashcam footage, should contact the serious collision investigation team on 01225 694597, quoting log number 289 of July 8.

They can also contact the team directly by email to

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