A SOMERSET road was closed after a crash in which a woman was killed.

Motorists are being advised to avoid the A370 near Lympsham, was closed following the fatal collision, which happened on Monday evening (May 13).

The collision, between a car and a lorry, happened at about 5.30pm near the Ferry Lane junction with the A370, close to Hobbs Boat Inn.

"The occupant of the car – a woman in her 40's – was seriously injured in the collision and sadly died shortly afterwards," said a spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police.

"The road was closed while collision investigators examined the scene but re-opened at around 7am today.

"If you witnessed this collision, or have information which could help us, please call the Collision Investigation Unit on 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5219105250.