Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Man dies in M27 motorway maintenance truck crash

Image caption The M27 was closed for several hours following the collision

A man has been killed in an accident involving two vehicles and a maintenance truck at junction 2 of the M27 motorway near Southampton.

He was driving a 4x4 vehicle when it collided with a highways maintenance vehicle parked on the hard shoulder and an HGV also travelling eastbound.

There was heavy traffic disruption and the eastbound M27 at junction 2 remained closed until about 14:30 BST.

A grass-cutting team was on the verge at the time. No-one else was injured.

The westbound carriageway was also closed for about an hour to allow the air ambulance to land.

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