A WOMAN who died in a serious crash on a Hampshire road has been named, as an inquest opens into her death.

Nicola Jane Day, of Bottle Lane, Hartley Wespall, was driving a blue VW Golf to her volunteering job when a bronze Renault Scenic veered onto the wrong side of the road, causing a collision. The incident occurred on the A339 at Bentworth in Alton on November 13.

Emergency services were called but the 54-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

An inquest has now been opened into her death by area coroner Rosamund Rhodes-Kemp at Winchester Coroner’s Court.

A post mortem has been conducted by consultant pathologist Dr Adnan Al-Badri who gave the cause of death as multiple injuries.

Ms Rhodes-Kemp adjourned the hearing for a full inquest to take place on June 16, next year. The coroner said the inquest could be suspended dependant on whether any police charges are brought.

The driver of the Renault Scenic, a man in his 40s, was taken to Southampton General Hospital with serious injuries.

In a statement, Hampshire police said: “Did you see what happened? Do you have dash cam footage showing the collision or the moments beforehand?

"Please contact us on 101 or report online, quoting reference number 44210456392."