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Appeal for witnesses following fatal collision in Alton

Press release   •   Jul 02, 2019 15:12 BST

We’re appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision in Alton in the early hours of this morning.

We were called to the A31, near to the Chawton roundabout, at around 1.20am following a collision involving a van and a pedestrian.

The pedestrian, a 37-year-old man, was seriously injured and taken to the Royal Hampshire County Hospital. He died a short time later.

His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

The van involved was a white Mercedes Sprinter van.

Investigations into the collision are ongoing and we are keen to speak to anyone who may have been travelling in that area at the time of the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact us on 101, quoting 44190227877, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The driver of the van, a 55-year-old man, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving. He remains in custody at this time.

If you have any information, please contact us on 101, quoting reference number 44190227877.

In an emergency, call 999.