Man Dies In A31 Crash This Morning

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a fatal road traffic collision on the A31 at Ringwood in Hampshire.

Officers were called at 2.30am on Tuesday, October 16 to reports of a collision on the westbound carriageway at Poulner Hill between a BMW and a stationary Scania lorry.

The driver of the BMW died following the collision. Next of kin are being informed, but police will not be in a position to name the man until all formal identification procedures are completed.

The A31 westbound to Junction 2 of the M27 has been closed to allow an examination of the collision scene.

Traffic is being diverted at the junction with the M27 and motorists are being advised to avoid the area.

The road is expected to be closed until later this morning.

Anyone with any information should contact Hampshire Constabulary's Roads Policing Unit on 101, quoting Operation Rydale, or the Crimestoppers charity, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.