Flowers have been left at the roadside following a fatal crash near the M50.

Two men, named locally as Dean George and Alex Teasdale, died after a crash involving a horse-and-trap and a blue Volkswagen Golf.

An online fundraiser has since been started in Mr George’s memory, describing him as “the life of the party” and “the type of bloke who would lend you his last pound."

The incident took place on the A38 near junction 1 of the motorway at about 11.35pm last Friday (September 15).

Gloucestershire Police said: “Two men, both from Worcestershire, who were riding in the trap, and the horse were declared dead at the scene.”

The force also said the coroner had been informed.

Malvern Gazette: A sign appealing for witnesses near the site of the crashA sign appealing for witnesses near the site of the crash (Image: NQ)

No other people were believed to have been injured in the collision.

The road was closed for a number of hours while officers carried out a “full investigation into the circumstances” of the crash.

Anybody who may have been in the area at the time is being asked to come forward and speak to police.

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Anyone who witnessed the collision or who has relevant dashcam footage is asked to contact Gloucestershire Constabulary through the website, quoting incident 563 of 15 September: