Man killed in A27 car crash

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 MAN has died after his car crashed into a tree.

The 37-year-old was driving westbound along the A27, at Havant, when his blue Ford Escort suddenly left the carriageway and struck the tree.

He suffered massive head injuries and was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital, in Cosham, by ambulance. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The accident happened at 8.50pm last night and police want to hear from anyone with information about the accident.

PC Ian Skingsley, of Fratton Roads Policing Unit, said: ‘At this time we are unsure as to why the vehicle left the carriageway.

‘I am appealing for witnesses that may have seen the crash or may have seen the vehicle travelling along the A27 prior to the crash.’

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Skingsley on 101 or call the charity Crimestoppers line anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Callers outside Hampshire and the Isle of Wight should use 0845 045 45 45.