Man dies in van fire after crash near Blandford Forum

Whatcombe Lane in Winterborne Whitechurch Image copyright Google
Image caption It happened off Whatcombe Lane in Winterborne Whitechurch

A driver whose van crashed and caught fire in a field by a country lane has died.

The red Peugeot Expert was seen ablaze at about 17:40 BST on Friday near Whatcombe Lane in Winterborne Whitechurch, police said.

The driver, a 54-year-old local man, died at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.

No-one else was in the van and no other vehicles were involved. Police are appealing for witnesses.

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