Pair killed in Somerset A303 crash are named by police

Road closed signs and cones
Image caption The A303 was closed for five hours while the accident was investigated

Two people killed in a crash involving a van and a car on the A303 in Somerset have been named.

Christine Michelle Edney, 69, and 60-year-old Paul Michael Hobday from Canvey Island in Essex, died in the collision on 30 August near Ilminster.

The road was closed for an eight-mile stretch for almost five hours following the collision.

An inquest into their deaths was opened and adjourned at East Somerset Coroner's Court.

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