Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Driver dies as car crashes leaving debris on rail line in Fair Oak

Car crash at Fair Oak
Image caption The car left the road near the junction of Hogwood Lane

A driver was killed when his car crashed off the road leaving debris on a stretch of railway line in Hampshire.

British Transport Police said the driver, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene on Allington Lane, Fair Oak.

There were major delays on South West Trains throughout the afternoon because of debris blocking the line.

Police said Allington Lane was expected to remain closed for the afternoon and advised motorists to avoid the area.

Trains between Fareham and Eastleigh were delayed or diverted via Guildford or Southampton.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: "We received reports at 12:37 on Thursday 9 June of a car on the tracks near Allington Lane, Hampshire.

"A car came off the road and landed adjacent to the railway line.

"Officers from Hampshire Constabulary attended with colleagues from South Central Ambulance Service and the male driver of the car was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

"Officers are currently working to identify the man and inform his family as well as understand how the car came to be on the tracks."

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