Police Still Investigating Fatal M27 Crash

No-ones come forward with any information over the fatal collision on the M27 back in February.

Officers from Fratton Roads Policing Unit are now re-appealing for anyone who saw what happened at Junction 9 eastbound on Sunday, February 27 to get in touch.

At around 6pm, the driver of a Ford Galaxy had pulled onto the hard shoulder to fix a problem with his vehicle. As he was about to pull away, his vehicle was hit by a Kia Picanto.

The driver of the Kia Picanto, 84-year-old Harry Leather, of Farringford Road, Southampton, was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth, where he later died from his injuries.

The driver of the Ford Galaxy, a 47-year-old man from Southampton and his passenger, a 33-year-old woman from Southampton sustained minor injuries.

The passenger was taken to hospital in Southampton and later released.

Sergeant Mark Weller said:

"Nobody has yet come forward with information about this incident and we need to hear from anyone who saw the collision itself or either vehicle in the time leading up to the collision.

"At this stage we do not know why the driver of the Kia Picanto went on to the hard shoulder, and need witnesses to help us with our investigation."

Anyone with information should contact Sergeant Mark Weller at Fratton Roads Policing Unit on 101, quoting Operation Gilda or call the charity Crimestoppers line anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Callers outside Hampshire and the Isle of Wight should use 0845 045 45 45.

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