Hampshire & Isle of Wight

M3 lorries and car crash deaths: Tributes paid to victims

Susan Curtis (pictured with her two sons) and Michael James Image copyright Curtis and James families
Image caption Susan Curtis, 67, from Buckinghamshire, (pictured with her sons) and Michael James, 77, from Dorset, died in the crash

Tributes have been paid to a man and woman who died in a multi-vehicle crash on the M3 in Hampshire.

The collision between three lorries and an Audi happened on the northbound carriageway near Winchester on 6 June.

Susan Curtis, 67, from Buckinghamshire, and Michael James, 77, from Dorset, who were travelling in the Audi, died.

A 63-year-old man interviewed under caution in connection with the crash has since been released while inquiries continue.

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

A statement, released by police on behalf of the family of Mr James, of Broadstone, said: "Suddenly and tragically Mike James was taken from us and leaves behind two sons and two grandchildren.

"Much loved and will be terribly missed by so many."

Police said the family of Ms Curtis, from Aylesbury, were releasing the picture of her and with her sons in her memory.

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

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

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