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Appeal for witnesses following fatal collision near Winchester

Press release   •   Dec 13, 2018 16:23 GMT

We are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision that took place near Winchester yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 12 December).

Officers were called at 2.51pm following reports that a Fiat Doblo and a Volkswagen Crafter collided on the A31 at the junction with the A272 Petersfield Road.

Eulogio Sanchez Candal, 72, of Hinckes Road, Wolverhampton, was driving the Fiat and was pronounced dead at the scene.

His next of kin have been informed.

The Fiat’s passenger was taken to Southampton General Hospital for treatment to minor injuries.

The driver of the Volkswagen, who was uninjured, was arrested on suspicion of drug driving. The 22-year-old from Southampton has been released from custody but remains under investigation.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who was driving on either the A272 or A31 at this time and saw the collision take place at this junction.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting 44180463052.