Man in his 80s killed after van crash on the A303

A MAN in his 80s died after a crash on the A303 on Thursday evening (March 28).

The incident happened at around 5pm on the eastbound carriageway between Cholderton and Thruxton.

Police said a Volkswagen Crafter van, driven by a man from the West Midlands had left the carriageway.

“The driver, a man in his 80s from Solihull, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. His family has been informed,” a spokesperson said.

“Although there is nothing to suggest another vehicle was involved at this stage, officers are trying to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident.

“Officers would like to hear from any witnesses who may have seen what happened. If you witnessed the collision, or have any dashcam footage which may assist our investigation, please get in touch.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 and quote the reference number 44240132554, or online via

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