A MAN has died and another has been seriously injured during a head-on lorry crash.

The collision between two HGVs happened yesterday morning.

Police, fire and ambulance were called at 5.50am following the head-on collision on the A35 Gammons Hill at Kilmington Cross, Axminster.

A police spokesman said: "One driver, a 54-year-old man from Winchester, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced at the scene.

"The second driver, aged 35 and from Bristol, sustained serious head and leg injuries, and was extracted from the truck by the fire service.

"He was airlifted to Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital but later flown to Derriford Hospital.

"Both male drivers were trapped in their vehicles."

The A35 remains closed while specialist roads policing officers carry out an examination of the scene and the vehicles are recovered.

The road is expected to remain shut until 9pm at the earliest.

Diversions are in place and motorists are advised to avoid the area for the time being.

There is currently slow traffic along the A35 near Kilmington, particularly between Whitford Road (Kilmington Cross) and Marsh Drove.

Long distance traffic is being diverted along the A30 and the A358.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact police via 101@dc.police.uk or phone 101, quoting log 70 of 29/04/19.