Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Two dead as lorries and car crash on M3 near Winchester

The M3 crash scene
Image caption Following the crash the M3 northbound was closed between junctions 9 and 10

A man and woman have died in a multi-vehicle crash on the M3 in Hampshire.

The collision between three lorries and an Audi happened on the northbound carriageway of the motorway near Winchester at 10:15 BST on Monday.

Police have appealed for witnesses who may have seen or captured the accident on a dashboard camera to contact them.

The motorway was closed between junction 10 for Winchester and junction 9 at Winnall throughout the afternoon. It has since been reopened.

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The man and the woman who died were both travelling in the Audi.

Hampshire Constabulary said the man was from Dorset and the woman from Buckinghamshire and their next-of-kin had been informed.

The force said a 63-year-old man had been interviewed under caution and later released under investigation.

Two of the lorry drivers were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

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