3 People from Yapton and Littlehampton Arrested and Released

3 people from Yapton and Littlehampton were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a crash.

A lorry driver died in the incident involving a collision between a lorry and two cars on the M27 in Hampshire, near the Southampton Airport junction on Wednesday this week.

Two men and a woman who were arrested have since been released on bail.

HAMPSHIRE POLICE STATEMENT:

We are continuing to appeal for information following a fatal collision on the M27.

We were called shortly after 12.30pm on Wednesday 21 February to reports of a serious multi-vehicle collision at junction five.

The collision involved a Mercedes lorry, Nissan Juke and Volkswagen Polo.

Sadly, the driver of the lorry, a 36-year-old man from Salisbury, Wiltshire, was pronounced dead at the scene. His family are being supported by specially trained officers.

As a result of the collision, the westbound carriageway between junctions 9 and 5 was closed for a considerable amount of time while National Highways assessed the damage to infrastructure.

A 32-year-old man from Yapton, Arundel, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and of drink driving.

A 40-year-old woman from Littlehampton was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, of drink driving, and of drug driving.

A 37-year-old man from Littlehampton was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

All three have since been released on bail until 21 May while enquiries continue to establish the circumstances that led to this collision.

We are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the collision. Anyone with information or relevant dash cam footage should call 101 quoting reference 44240076451

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