Young woman who died in Eastern Road crash is named

ACCIDENT SCENE Emergency services at the junction of Airport Service Road and Eastern Road in Portsmouth on Tuesday evening.''Picture: Sarah Standing (14169-8239)

ACCIDENT SCENE Emergency services at the junction of Airport Service Road and Eastern Road in Portsmouth on Tuesday evening.''Picture: Sarah Standing (14169-8239)

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A WOMAN who died following a crash on Portsmouth’s Eastern Road has been named today.

Ashley Fairley, 20, from Portsmouth, was riding pillion on a motorbike and was seriously hurt in the collision.

Police received a call at 6.42pm on Tuesday to the junction of Eastern Road and Airport Service Road.

The collision involved a Ford Focus car and a green Kawasaki motorcycle.

Ashley died later in hospital.

The motorbike rider, a 27-year-old man, received medical attention and was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

He has since been bailed until March 24.

The Ford Focus driver, a woman aged in her 40s, was not injured.

Officers are still urging members of the public to contact them if they saw a green Kawasaki motorbike and the manner in which it was driving on the Eastern Road in Portsmouth between 6pm and 6.40pm on Tuesday.

Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact the Road Death Investigation Team (RDIT) at Eastleigh police station by phoning 101 and quoting Operation Cleavdon.

Mini-com users can phone 18001 101. Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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