A 21-YEAR-OLD man has died after a crash in the early hours of the morning.

Police were called to reports of a single vehicle crash on Crow Lane shortly before 2am.

On arrival they found a white Volkswagen Scirocco had collided with a tree and was in a ditch at the side of the road.

The 21-year-old driver, from Bransgore, was taken to Southampton General Hospital but died a few hours later.

His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

Sergeant Andy Gwyer, from Totton Roads Policing Unit, said: “We know that this was in the early hours of the morning when there are very few vehicles around but we would like to hear from anyone who may have seen this collision or who might have seen this vehicle prior to what happened.

“The car was travelling south along Crow Lane, heading away from the centre of Ringwood, so if you were in the area around this time and you think you may have seen the car, please get in touch as you could have information which could assist with our investigation.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police on 101, quoting 44170304869, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.