ANOTHER life was lost on the A48 this weekend when a driver left the road crashing into trees.
A 30-year-old man from Churchdown was driving a black Seat Leon towards Gloucester when the crash happened at 10.45am on Saturday between Lydney and Blakeney.
He was pronounced dead at the scene. The coroner and the driver's next of kin have been informed.
The road was closed in both directions for several hours while police dealt with the crash. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
His death is the third on the A48 in as many weeks.
Resident Marian Smith, of Blakeney, said: "It is a great shame to hear about the victim.
"I don't think speed is an issue because most of the limits are set to 40 and 50 and 30 in some places but people need to abide by them.
"Another issue we have is lorries using the A48 road. They do not want to pay the charge on the bridge so they use this road and hold traffic up.
"Making this stretch of road safe is very a complex issue."
Tania Manka and Shayne Witts, both from Lydney, were killed at Lensbrook in a crash on December 27. Grandmother Tania, 46, and her partner Shayne, 29, died when their silver Peugeot collided with a car driven by a 72-year-old woman on the A48 in Lensbrook, near Lydney. Their deaths prompted calls from civic leaders in the area to improve safety there.
Signs along the roadside show there have been 52 casualties there in the past three years.
Alan Preest, a Lydney town councillor and also a UKIP county councillor for the ward, has met with Gloucestershire Highways to discuss the issue. "What a shame to hear about this victim. He had his whole life ahead of him," he said.
"I will be getting in touch with the highways again this week. The road between Lydney and Blakeney is frustrating because it only turns into a double carriageway for a certain few miles so people can overtake."
Councillors from Lydney met with highways officials on December 31 to raise their concerns.
Residents from Woolaston have also backed the move, demanding something changes following four deaths along a stretch of the A48 just a few hundred metres long since 2003.
Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Gloucestershire police on 101, quoting incident number 128 of January 18.