POLICE have issued an appeal for witnesses after a woman died following a two vehicle road traffic collision on Monday night (August 6) in South Somerset.

The incident happened at about 4.25pm on Moor Lane in Wincanton when a Ford Ka was in collision with a Land Rover Freelander.

The driver of the Ford, a woman aged 19 from Dorset, was injured and received treatment but was pronounced dead at the scene shortly afterwards.

Police closed the road to allow a detailed examination of the scene. It was re-opened shortly after midnight.

They are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the collision who may have information to help their enquiries.

Anyone able to help is asked to contact the collision investigation unit on the force number 101.