Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Tourist dies in M3 crash near Hampshire service station

A tourist has been knocked down and killed near a service station on the M3 in north Hampshire.

The woman, who was from Germany, was with a group of tourists on a coach which had pulled into Fleet services just after 1900 GMT on Tuesday.

The elderly woman was struck by a Volkswagen Passat on the northbound carriageway after becoming separated from the group. She died at the scene.

The driver, a 23-year-old man from Old Basing, near Basingstoke, was unhurt.

The road was closed until 0045 GMT while an investigation was carried out.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

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