A man in his twenties has been killed after his car collided with a slow-moving farm tractor on a country road.
The tragedy took place in Dorset on Friday night and is being probed by crash investigators.
Police are appealing for witnesses including other drivers with dashcam footage.
Reports of a collision involving a tractor and a blue Audi A3 on Mapperton Hill in Milton on Stour were first received at 9.15pm
Police said in a statement: "The male driver of the Audi – aged in his 20s from Wiltshire – was pronounced dead at the scene."
"His family has been informed."
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The shocked driver of the tractor escaped injury.
A road closure was put in place to allow emergency services to safely deal with the incident and for preliminary accident investigations to be carried out.
PC Tracey Downer, of the Roads Policing Team, said the force's "thoughts are with the family of the man who has very sadly died in this collision"
"We are conducting a thorough investigation to establish the full circumstances of the incident and I would urge any witnesses to please contact us.
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"I would also like to hear from anyone who may have captured anything relevant on dashcam footage."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email at [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting number 55230155038.
Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.
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