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Appeal for witnesses after fatal road collision in Southampton

Appeal for witnesses after fatal road collision in Southampton

Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal road collision on the M271 in Southampton yesterday evening – 1 December.
Officers were called to the southbound carriageway at 5.15pm after the four vehicle collision.
The incident involved three HGV lorries and a Ford Mondeo.
Sadly, two men who were inside the car were killed.
We are not in a position to identify these men at this time but we can confirm that both men were in their 30’s and from the Southampton area.
Two of the lorry drivers suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries and are still being treated at Southampton General Hospital.
Officers left the scene just before 4.45am this morning and handed it back to the Highways team.
Our investigation is ongoing and we are appealing for any witnesses who saw the vehicles prior to the collision, or the incident itself, to come forward.
Sergeant Gabriel Snuggs, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Sadly this collision resulted in the death of two men and our thoughts are with their families.
“Our investigation into the exact cause of the crash is ongoing and as part of that we are appealing to the public for their help.
“The collision happened during the evening rush hour so we know there were a lot of other motorists around who may have seen something that can assist us with this investigation.
“We would urge any of those to come forward and speak to our team.
“We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who has a dashboard camera that was in the area at the time, as we would like to look at that footage.
“We would also like to thank everyone for their patience as we carried out our investigation at the scene.”
Anyone with any information is asked to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101, quoting 44150417941.

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