A25 crash: Man in his 60s died at the scene in accident near Dorking

A man in his 60s has died and a driver is in hospital with serious injuries after an early morning crash near Dorking. The crash on Monday (October 28) involved a green Mercedes Sprinter van and a blue Ford Fusion and took place on the A25 in Westcott at around 6.25am. The road was closed in both directions between the junctions of Station Road, near Dorking town centre, and Broomfield Park for nearly eight hours.

Officers reopened the road at around 4pm. A Surrey Police spokesman said: “The driver of the Fusion, a man in his 60s, was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after the collision. “The driver of the Sprinter van, a man in his 40s, suffered serious, but not life-threatening, injuries and was taken to hospital.”

Police are continuing to try and trace the next of kin for the man who died. Officers remained at the scene to assess damage after both vehicles suffered severe front-end damage – a recovery truck began removing the vehicles at around 11.30am, with a car seen winched in the air as work began to clear the scene.

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Surrey Fire and Rescue Service  (SFRS) also attended alongside South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) to assist police. A SFRS spokesman said: “Two fire engines were sent, which arrived at the scene around 6.35am.

Two vehicles had been involved in a collision. The units left the scene around 7.40am” Anyone with any information in connection with the incident should call Surrey Police on 101, quoting reference number PR/45190114569.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or through its online  form here.    

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