Tributes paid to teenager who died in M275 crash in Portsmouth
TRIBUTES have been paid to a teenager who died in a crash on the M275 yesterday.
The 17-year-old boy died following ‘serious single-vehicle collision’ on the westbound exit from Portsmouth onto the M27 resulting in the road being completely closed-off for several hours.
Fire crews, ambulance – including an air ambulance – and police were in attendance following the incident around 10am.
Readers of The News have expressed their sadness.
Mich Anderson: RIP … deepest sympathies to all of his family andfriends. May you rest in peace. There are no words but thinking of you all at this sad time.
Amanda Chambers: Heartbreaking. Every parent’s nightmare. So sorry for his family, they must be devastated.
Lindsey Leofflæd: Deepest sympathies to this young man’s family and loved ones. May he rest in peace, no words to express how truly sad this is.
Victoria Baker: My thoughts go out to the family and the emergency services that was on the scene.
Jayne Richardson: So sad. RIP young man. Just starting out in life with his independence. I fear every time my child gets behind the wheel and goes on long (and short) journeys on the motorways. My heart goes out to his parents, family and friends
Lindy Brown: Sending my love and condolences, such an awful thing to be told. Thinking of you all.
Brenda Wynn: Can't begin to imagine how his family must being feeling, sincerest sympathy to all family & friends. RIP young man God Bless.
Officers are appealing for witnesses to the incident and anyone with dash cam footage.
A police spokesman said: ‘We are appealing for witnesses after a 17-year-old boy died in a single-vehicle collision on the M275.
‘The teenager was driving a blue Ford Focus on the M275 slip road joining the M27 westbound when the collision occurred just before 10am.
‘Despite best efforts, he has been pronounced dead.
‘His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.’
Officers investigating the exact circumstances of the collision are keen to speak with anyone who witnessed in the incident.
Anyone with information can call 101, quoting 44200014162. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.