A27 crash: Havant driver dies with teenage passenger left fighting for his life

A DRIVER from Havant has died in a crash on the A27 that has left his teenage passenger fighting for his life.

By David George
Thursday, 11th February 2021, 7:45 am
Updated Thursday, 11th February 2021, 10:22 am

The A27 was closed off from the Havant Road junction in Warblington up to Fishbourne Roundabout for Chichester after a crash last night and it remains shut this morning.

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Sussex Police have confirmed that a 25-year-old man from Havant died in the crash at 11.40pm.

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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. Road closures are in place between Warblington and Fishbourne Roundabout. Picture on February 11 shows the A27 junction at Warblington. Picture: Habibur Rahman

A spokesman from the police force said: ‘At 11.40pm on Wednesday, February 10, a black Volkswagen Golf was travelling east towards Chichester on the A27 when it crashed.

‘The driver was sadly pronounced dead at scene. The passenger – a 19-year-old man from Havant – suffered life-threatening injuries and has been taken to hospital for treatment.

‘The road is likely to be closed in both directions between Fishbourne and Emsworth roundabouts for some time whilst the investigation takes place, and motorists are advised to seek alternative routes.’

Police are appealing for witnesses and are interested to hear from anyone with dash cam footage of the collision or the Golf being driven prior to the incident.

The incident took place overnight, but the road is still closed in both directions

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

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