A 49-YEAR-OLD man has died following a three-vehicle pile-up near Crewkerne.

Police say the crash happened just after 5pm yesterday (January 24) at Turnpike Cross on the A356, between the A303 and Crewkerne.

It involved a Vauxhall Corsa, a Renault Scenic and a Ford Transit van. The driver of the Corsa, a 49-year-old man from the local area, died in the collision.

A 29-year-old man, who was a passenger in the Transit, was taken to Yeovil District Hospital after suffering a dislocated shoulder and back injuries.

Investigating officer PC Andy Grigg is appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision or saw the vehicles prior to the collision to come forward.

Call 101 with any information.