UPDATE: Man dies in A3M crash

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A MAN has died after suffering serious chest injuries in a crash on the A3M at Purbrook.

The 25-year-old, from Southsea, was driving a silver Vauxhall Astra when it crashed into the barrier separating the slip road with the main carriageway.

The car ended up on the verge of the slip road in the crash northbound at the exit slip of the A3M at junction 4 at 5.45am.

Hampshire police said the man was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham but died shortly afterwards from his injuries.

Roads policing officers shut the road for more than four hours to investigate the cause of the crash.

A police spokesman said: ‘We would like to thank motorists for their patience as we dealt with this.

‘Officers would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or who saw the vehicle prior to the incident as they may have information that could assist the investigation.’

No other vehicles were involved, police said.

Traffic was diverted off at Junction 3, with motorists being advised to take the B2150 and re-join A3M at Junction 4.

Police kept the slip road closed until after 9am while they carried out a crash investigation.

Meanwhile, rush hour traffic was also held up after a crash on the A27 at about 7.30am.

Two cars were in collision near the Farlington junction.

The cars were able to pull over to the hard shoulder and no-one was hurt.

Anyone with information should call Sgt Wayne Voller at Havant Roads Policing on 101 quoting 44160258801.