Hampshire & Isle of Wight

M3 closed after passenger dies in crash near Winchester

A woman has died following a collision on the M3 near Winchester.

She was a passenger in one of four vehicles involved in the crash at J9 of the motorway.

Hampshire Constabulary said the northbound carriageway was likely to remain closed for "some time." Southbound traffic was also affected but the road remains open.

The crash happened at about 19:00 GMT. Several other people were injured and taken to hospital.

The drivers of three of the vehicles involved were not injured.

Police are trying to trace the driver of the fourth vehicle and the driver of a container truck who stopped at the scene, spoke to Highways Agency staff, but did not leave his details.

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