THE woman who tragically died on the M27 has been named as Lucy Page.
Hampshire police said 32-year-old Lucy Davis, who is known as Lucy Page, was found in the middle lane near the Down End Road Bridge near junction 11 westbound.
I would like to acknowledge and express our appreciation for all the messages of support we have received at this desperate, desperate time for myself and my young familyJon Cunningham
Police believe she had been on the bridge moments before the incident and may have been hit by a lorry before ending up on the carriageway.
Her death is not being treated as suspicious.
Officers also revealed it is believed motorists drove around the incident without stopping.
Lucy’s partner Jon Cunningham said: ‘I’m sure with how rapid social media is nowadays, many of our friends are aware of Lucy’s passing.
‘I would like to acknowledge and express our appreciation for all the messages of support we have received at this desperate, desperate time for myself and my young family.
‘As all of you who knew her, Lucy really was the best person to know, the best mother to our children, and the best person to have as a friend... she was and is my best friend.
‘We, as a family, would appreciate everyone respecting our privacy at this most tragic time in our lives.’
The 28-year-old driver of the lorry, who is from Southampton, was left shocked but unhurt.
Lucy was declared dead at the scene.
Police now want to hear from anyone who saw what happened.
Call Sgt Wayne Voller at the Roads Policing Unit on 101 quoting 44150439284.
He said: ‘This was a tragic incident which needed dealing with correctly but sensitively at the scene.
‘We were mindful of the impact on the wider community and did everything in our power to get the road open again as soon as possible.’
Two lanes of the motorway were shut for around 3 hours on Tuesday while medical staff attended and the scene cleared.