Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Driver dies in Basingstoke lamppost crash

A 23-year-old driver has died after crashing his car into a lamppost in a Hampshire town.

The accident happened at about 1000 BST on Saturday on Ringway South, near the Black Dam roundabout, Basingstoke.

Liam Lyster, who was driving a silver Fiat Punto, was taken to North Hampshire Hospital by ambulance with serious injuries, where he later died.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward to try to establish how the crash happened.

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