Isle of Wight postal worker killed in Royal Mail van crash

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The Downs Road, just west of Newport ShuteImage source, Google
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The van left the road at the top of Arreton Down

A postal worker died when his Royal Mail van left the road and rolled down a steep embankment.

The 40-year-old, from Southampton, died off The Downs Road near Downend, Isle of Wight, at about 07:30 BST.

No other vehicle was reported to have been involved in the crash, which happened on Arreton Down, Hampshire Constabulary confirmed.

"We were deeply saddened to learn about this incident," a Royal Mail spokesman said.

"Our thoughts are with our colleague's family and friends at this difficult time.

"We are currently helping police with their investigations."

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