A27 fatal crash: Man and woman from Havant arrested over driver's death as road reopens

TWO people have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a 25-year-old man died on the A27.

By Richard Lemmer
Thursday, 11th February 2021, 4:42 pm
Updated Friday, 12th February 2021, 9:34 am

The road had been closed off in both directions from the Havant Road junction in Warblington up to Fishbourne Roundabout for Chichester following the crash at 11.40pm last night.

A black Volkswagen Golf was travelling east towards Chichester when it crashed into the central reservation.

The driver – a 25-year-old man from Havant – was pronounced dead at scene, while the car’s passenger – a 19-year-old man from Havant – suffered life-threatening injuries and has been taken to hospital for treatment.

A 25-year-old man from Havant has died in a crash on the A27 on February 10, with his 19-year-old passenger fighting for his life. Picture: Habibur Rahman

Now police have arrested a 20-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man, both from Havant,on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

They are in police custody.

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A spokesman from Sussex Police said: ‘The road was closed in both directions while investigations were carried out, and has since reopened. We’d like to thank the public for their patience and understanding.’

Police are appealing for witnesses and are particularly interested to hear from anyone with dash cam footage of the collision, or the Golf or a red Audi A3 being driven in the area prior to the collision.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting the reference Operation Westdown.

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