THE Somerset Coroner has confirmed an 18-year-old man died in a late night crash in Taunton on Thursday (October 17).

Senior coroner for Somerset Tony Williams confirmed that his office had received a report of an 18-year-old male who died in a road traffic incident near Cheddon Road/Clifton Terrace in Taunton.

However, Mr Williams said an inquest had not yet been opened into his death.

The crash, which involved one vehicle, happened at around 2.40am and closed Clifton Terrace between the A358 Priorswood Road and the A3038 Kingston Road for more than 12 hours.

A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police said the driver of the vehicle was taken to hospital with 'serious injuries' but later passed away.

Two others were taken to hospital after the vehicle failed to stop for police officers before crashing.

A victim of the crash has been named locally as Conner Palmer, from Taunton.

The IOPC is appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to get in touch by emailing or by calling 0800 029 4691.