TWO men who died in a serious crash on the M3 have been identified at an inquest opening.

Police closed part of the M3 at junction 4A near Fleet southbound on July 7.

Winchester Coroner's Court heard that Andrew Leighton Cooper and John Keele were pronounced deceased at the scene.

Mr Cooper was a 48 year old living in George Street in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.

Consultant pathologist Dr Adnan Al-Badri stated in a report that he died by multiple injuries, which will be investigated further.

Mr Keele was a 56 year old living in Walrow Road, Highbridge, Somerset.

A post mortem found that he died of head injuries, to be investigated further.

The two inquests will be heard in Winchester on March 23 2022.

No further details of the crash were given.

On July 7, Police enforced a closure on the M3 junction 4A, near Fleet after confirming they were dealing with a serious crash.

A spokesperson from Highways England said: "The M3 is closed between J4a and J5 in Hampshire. This is due to a serious road traffic collision. Hampshire Police are in attendance.

"Road users are advised to expect delays on the approach to the closure and allow extra time for their journeys."