Man dies in car crash in Forest of Dean

A 19-year-old Lydbrook man has died after the car he was travelling in hit a tree in the Forest of Dean.

The accident happened at about 19:30 BST on Wednesday on the A4136 near Mireystock crossroads.

Gloucestershire Police said two men were in the vehicle when it crashed, and the passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 17-year-old driver, also from Lydbrook, was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital with minor injuries.

A police spokesman said the crash was likely to have been caused by bad weather conditions.

Witnesses to the accident are being asked to contact police.

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