Driver killed in Hampshire motorway crash

The aftermath of a collision on the M3 near Micheldever in which a man died 'Picture: Jason Kay
The aftermath of a collision on the M3 near Micheldever in which a man died 'Picture: Jason Kay
The accident is causing short delays both ways at Southampton Road

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A DRIVER has been killed in a motorway crash in Hampshire.

The M3 currently has a lane closed while cars are removed from the crash scene between junctions 8 and 9 for Micheldever, and drivers across the region have been warned to avoid the area.

The accident happened on the northbound carriageway.

At about 3.40pm a black Peugeot 208 and a red Ford Fiesta were involved in a collision. The driver of the Peugeot, a man from Basingstoke, died. The two people in the Ford Fiesta were treated by ambulance crews, but police said they were not seriously injured.

One of the two lanes between junction 8 and 9 remains closed at this time while police investigate the collision.

A police spokesman said: ‘This lane closure will remain in place for some time and although traffic is flowing we would urge drivers to consider other routes this evening.’

Anyone who saw what happened should contact Sergeant Graeme Hughes at the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 quoting Operation Otto, or by clicking here.

You can also call the charity Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously