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Passenger killed in car crash in the Meon Valley
1:45pm Monday 23rd September 2013 in News
POLICE are appealing for information after a man died following a road traffic collision in Soberton, near Bishop's Waltham.
A silver Ford Fiesta was travelling west on Heath Road around 10pm yesterday, when it left the road and collided with a tree.
The driver, a 20-year-old man from Widley, suffered a shoulder injury and was treated at the Queen Alexandra Hospital.
The passenger, a 38-year-old man from Wickham, suffered multiple injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver was later arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving whilst unfit through alcohol and/or drugs. He remains in custody.
Police would like to hear from anyone who was on Heath Road around 10pm who may have witnessed the collision or saw the silver Fiesta driving prior to it.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Road Death Investigation team on 101 quoting Operation Mail.
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