Police name lorry driver who died in M27 crash

Picture: Highways England
Picture: Highways England
On the evening of October 23,1970 two tankers collided six miles south of the Isle of Wight. 13 crewmen died.

Flames from the oil tanker Pacific Glory could be seen from Portsdown Hill

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A lorry driver who died in a crash on the M27 has been named by police.

Ognyan Kozhuharov, 58, from Bulgaria, was involved in a single-vehicle accident in his HGV lorry just before 7.45am on Friday, March 31, between junctions 9 and 10 on the westbound carriageway.

The 58-year-old lorry driver was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital, in Cosham, in a serious condition but died shortly afterwards.

Police say his next of kin have been informed.