WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision on the A342 close to Wedhampton yesterday.

The incident took place near to the junction with Green Gate Road at Wedhampton shortly before 5pm.

A white Vauxhall Astravan travelling towards Devizes was in collision with a beige Jaguar XJ8 travelling in the opposite direction towards Upavon.

As a result of the collision both the driver of the Astravan, a 20 year old male from Devizes, and the driver of the Jaguar, a 79 year old man also from Devizes, were taken to hospital.

Tragically, the 79-year-old driver died from his injuries in the early hours of this morning.

The 20 year old driver was released from hospital last night.

The two drivers were the only occupants of the vehicles.

Wiltshire Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision, or who may have seen either vehicle before the collision occurred.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team at Wiltshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.