Man killed in crash on A326 near Totton

Police officers rushed to the scene at 3.16am to the collision involving a lorry and a silver Peugeot 107 on the A326, at the junction with Monkton Lane.

The road[1] was closed in both directions between Fletchwood Road and A35 Hunters Hill for around 12 hours.

The driver of the car, a 51-year-old man from Christchurch, was pronounced dead at the scene. His family have now been informed.

The road was reopened between Fletchwood Road and A35 Hunters Hill around 3.15pm.

As part of enquiries, police investigating the crash are now looking to speak to anyone in the area who saw the silver Peugeot, with a registration plate ending in JHZ in the area in the early hours of this morning, or those who were passing through the area at around 3.15am.

A police spokesperson said: “We are specifically asking residents in the Totton and New Milton areas to please check any Ring Doorbell, dash cam or CCTV footage for any sightings of a vehicle matching this description.

“Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting the reference 44240247966. Alternatively, you can go online and submit information.”


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