Man, 26, dies after car careers off bridge and crashes onto dual carriageway in Cirencester

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A 26-YEAR-OLD man has died and a woman is in hospital after the vehicle in which they were travelling careered off a bridge in Cirencester and onto the dual carriageway beneath.
The blue Vauxhall Astra veered off the bridge at Beeches Road near the Golden Farm Inn at 6.15pm on Friday and landed on its roof on the A429 dual carriageway.
The man, who was driving, was taken by air ambulance to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.
He died yesterday afternoon.
His passenger, a 25-year-old woman, was cut free from the wreckage and taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital with injuries to her pelvis and spine. 
She has since been transferred to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol and is believed to be stable.
No other vehicle are believed to have been involved in the incident.
The A429 Swindon Road was closed off in both directions until 1.30am today, Sunday, from the Grove Lane junction to the Bristol Road junction. The road is now open.Police are appealing for witnesses, especially a motorcyclist who was believed to have been crossing the over bridge in the direction of Queen Elizabeth Road near the time of the incident to call Gloucestershire Police on 101 and quote incident 410 of July 27.

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