A DRIVER who died after crashing into a motorway barrier has been named.
Oliver Walton was driving a silver Vauxhall Astra that collided with a barrier on the A3(M) northbound at 5.45am on Tuesday.
The 25-year-old, of Beach Road, Southsea, suffered serious chest injuries and was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital but died a short time later.
A spokeswoman for the police said: ‘Officers are continuing to investigate the exact circumstances of the collision and would like to hear from anyone who witnessed it or saw the vehicle prior to the incident.’
It is understood Mr Walton’s car crashed into the barrier separating the sliproad, at Purbrook, with the main carriageway.
Roads policing officers shut the road for more than four hours to investigate the cause of the crash.
Police believe that no other vehicle was involved in the crash and they kept the slip road closed until after 9am on the day in order to carry out the crash investigation.
The News readers paid tribute to Mr Walton yesterday, leaving messages of support to the family on our Facebook page.
Karen Jane Brett wrote: ‘So sad RIP xxx thoughts with family and friends.’
Gerry Hall added: ‘Very sad rest in peace mate’.
They were not alone as Faye Knight also posted on social media: ‘So very sad RIP x’.
Anyone with any information on the incident is asked to call Sgt Wayne Voller at Havant Roads Policing Unit on 101, quoting 44160258801 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.