Police were called at 6.30am on Sunday 25 May to a fatal road traffic collision on Thamesdown Drive, near to ASDA Walmart at the North Swindon District Centre.
The Ambulance Service attended the scene as did the Fire Service as one vehicle was initially on fire.
Two vehicles were involved in the collision, a blue Vauxhall Astra and a red Nissan.
The passenger in the Nissan was thrown from the vehicle and was attended by paramedics on a nearby verge, but was later declared dead at Great Western Hospital.
Police named him as Paul Winters, aged 33 of Swindon.
The driver is understood to be Mr Winter’s father who is 61. His condition is critical but not life threatening.
Although the circumstances of the tragedy has yet to be clarified, it appears the red car was travelling eastwards on Thamesdown Drive and turning into the district centre when the Astra coming from the west smashed into it. It is likely the Astra was being driven at high speed as the two vehicles ended up 100 metres apart.
Thamesdown Drive was closed for several hours as debris was spread across all four lanes. Access to the North Swindon District Centre was only possible from the Haydon Wick side of the shopping complex.
Two men were arrested sometime after the collision and taken to Gablecross police station for questioning for causing death be dangerous driving. On Monday morning the police bailed one man and released the other without charge.
Photo by Richard Wintle of www.calyxpix.com
Watch the Calyx TV video of the scene and interview with a traffic officer