Police have named the man who died in a road accident involving a deer.

Malcolm Nigel Brown, 32, of Anvil Way, Bramley, died after the white Vauxhall Astra van he was in was involved in a collision with a deer and a Vauxhall Corsa on the A339 at Herriard on Monday morning.

Sergeant Lyndon Barrett, of Whitchurch Roads Policing unit, said: “The Corsa was heading towards Alton when it collided with the deer on the road.

“As a result, the animal was knocked onto the Astra as it travelled north.

“Mr Brown suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene."

He urged all drivers on rural roads to be mindful of wildlife, particularly deer which remain active in winter.

The A339 was closed for around three hours to allow for a recovery and investigation of the scene. It remained closed afterwards, until the early hours of Tuesday morning, because of snow and ice.

Anyone with information about the collision can contact Sgt Barrett, quoting operation Cumin, on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.