Driver who died in Taunton crash after police chase named locally as 'determined' man

A firm in Bridgwater has hailed him as someone who gave '110% every single day'

A driver who died following a police chase through the streets of Somerset's county town has been hailed as a 'determined' worker by colleagues.

Police confirmed a vehicle flipped and caught fire at around 2.30am on Thursday (October 17), near Taunton railway station.

Officers had suspected the car was stolen and had pursued it across Taunton .

Now the driver who died...
source: Somerset Live

2019-10-17 19:02
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