A pregnant woman and her unborn baby have died after a horror crash with a Porsche – as a man continues to fight for his life.
The 34-year-old expectant mother was driving a grey Peugeot when it was involved in a collision with a black Porsche Cayenne, police say.
She suffered "significant injuries" in the devastating crash, which occurred on the A36 near Warminster, Wiltshire, shortly after 1pm yesterday.
She was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
"We can confirm that the woman was pregnant and tragically, her unborn baby also died as a result of the collision," Wiltshire Police said.
In a statement on the tragedy, the force added: "Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this extremely difficult time.
"They are being supported by a specially trained family liaison officer."
The Porsche’s driver, a 62-year-old man, was airlifted to Southmead Hospital in Bristol with serious injuries following the incident.
He is said to be in a critical condition.
The two vehicles were both travelling in the direction of Bath when the collision happened near Black Dog Hill, according to police.
The woman who died was from the Warminster area, while the man fighting for his life is from the Bath area,
The road remained closed for 12 hours while collision investigators attended the scene.
Sergeant Andy Moreton said: "This is an extremely upsetting incident and our thoughts are very much with the family of the woman involved at this time.
"As part of our investigation to determine exactly what caused this collision, we would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or who saw either vehicle immediately before.
"As well as this, we’d like anyone with dash cam footage who was in the area of the A36 near Warminster at around 1pm on Tuesday, to please get in touch immediately. You may have footage which could significantly help with our enquiries."
- Anyone with information or footage is asked to contact Wiltshire Police’s Roads Policing Unit on 101, quoting Log 144 of Tuesday 18 December. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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