Young man dies after small tractor overturns

Police Accident

Witness appeal following fatal road traffic collision near Beaminster

Officers investigating a fatal road traffic collision near Beaminster are appealing for witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to come forward.

At 6.24pm on Tuesday 21 July 2020 officers received a report of a collision on Chedington Lane in Mosterton involving a small International Harvester tipper tractor.

Officers attended, along with the fire and ambulance services. Very sadly the driver, a 20-year-old local man, was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin has been informed.

The road is currently closed to allow emergency services to deal with the incident.

Police Sergeant Sarah Jones, of the traffic unit, said:

“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man involved at this very difficult time.

“An investigation is underway into this collision and I would urge anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or has relevant dashcam footage to assist my enquiries, to please get in touch.

“I would like to thank the public for their patience and understanding while the road closure is in place. It is absolutely necessary to allow us to carry out a thorough examination of the scene.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting incident number 21:443. Alternatively, or alternatively to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at or call freephone 0800 555 111.

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