A MAN has died after a collision on the A31 eastbound yesterday evening (Friday 14 January).

Hampshire Police were called at 6.41pm to reports that a silver Ford Focus had collided with the central reservation near Hangersley Hill.

Police say the vehicle then continued along the A31 before stopping by the Rufus Stone services.

The driver, a 27-year-old man, left the vehicle and crossed to the westbound side of the carriageway where he collided with two cars.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and police say his family have been informed and are being supported by officers.

The road was closed in both directions between the M27 junction 2 (Ower Interchange) and the A338 at Ringwood. It was closed for around nine hours and reopened this morning (Saturday January 15)

An investigation into the incident is underway and anyone who was in the area at the time and saw what happened or the moments leading up to it are asked to contact police. 

Senior Investigating Officer PS Jonathan White said: “Enquiries to determine the circumstances of this incident are ongoing and we would like to hear from anyone who saw what happened or has dash cam footage showing the incident or the moments beforehand.

“We know that witnessing incidents of this nature can be distressing for members of the public so if you’d like support please contact victimsupport.org.uk

Anyone with information is asked to contact us on 101 quoting Operation Gale, reference number 44220018123.

Alternatively, you can submit information via the Hampshire Constabulary website

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