Driver killed fatal crash on M27

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A man has died following an accident involving a car, lorry and an industrial lawnmower on the M27.

The accident happened on the eastbound lane of the motorway at 10.45am at Ower, near Southampton.

The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene, Hampshire Police said.

Circumstances of the accident are to be investigated, but it is believed the lawnmower was being used to cut grass on the verge when the collision happened.

There is heavy traffic disruption and the eastbound M27 at junction 2 will remain closed until at least 4pm.