A YOUNG man was declared dead at the scene of a serious accident on the A417 this morning.

The crash, which involved a VW Golf and a lorry, happend at just after 4am today.

A  20-year-old man, suffered serious injuries and was declared dead at the scene.

Police officers have closed the site of the collision at Crickley Hill, Birdlip between Brockworth and Birdlip roundabout.

It is understood that the A417 will remain closed in both directions for some time while investigators examine the scene.

Police investigating the incident would like to hear from anyone who witnessed it or saw either vehicle before the collision occurred.

Anyone with information is asked to call Gloucestershire Constabulary on 101 quoting incident 51 of 16 May.