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Man killed and another seriously injured in Swindon crash

Thamesdown drive crash
Image caption Two men have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving

A man has died and another is in a serious condition in hospital after a two-car crash on one of Swindon's busiest roads.

Police believe passenger Paul Winters, 33, from Swindon, may have been thrown from a red Nissan on Thamesdown Drive in the 06:30 BST collision.

The driver, aged in his 20s, was treated at the scene and then taken to Southmead Hospital in Bristol.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The men from Swindon - who were both in a blue Vauxhall Astra which was involved in the collision - are in custody at Gablecross police station.

Police believe both cars were travelling in opposite directions when the crash happened outside the Orbital Retail Park.

The road was closed for several hours in both directions but has since reopened.

Mr Winters was treated by ambulance crews on a nearby verge but was later declared dead at Great Western Hospital.

At the time of the crash, the driver's condition was described as "critical" but police said his injuries are no longer life-threatening.

Next of kin have been informed.

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