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A HGV and motorbike crash on the M27 westbound yesterday morning (Wednesday, August 14), led to a the death of a man in his 40s. Police say he was from the Havant are and will not name him yet.
A 50-year-old man from Southampton who was arrested yesterday afternoon in connection with the collision has been released on bail pending further inquiries.
The investigation into the fatal crash on the M27 is underway. A motorcyclist was killed at around 6.40am this morning. Junctions five to seven of the M27 westbound is still currently closed and major delays are expected around Southampton. Richard Slee sends this report.
Roads Policing Unit can confirm that a driver of a waste truck has been contacted following the death of a motorcyclist on the M27 earlier today.
The man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and failing to stop.
The Roads Policing Unit said: "Closing a motorway is not something we take lightly. We are fully aware of the impact to the public and local businesses and we try to update the community regularly as to when it will be re-opened."
The M27 eastbound is unusually quiet as junctions five to seven westbound on the motorway remain closed since this morning.
The motorway was shut after a motorcyclist was killed at around 6.40am by a lorry driver who drove off after the accident.
Officers at the scene of the M27 collision say the westbound carriageway between junctions seven and five is likely to remain closed until 1pm.
Hampshire police want to thank the public for their help with the appeal and patience while the road remains closed.
Hampshire police can confirm that the vehicle that fatally hit the motorcyclist on the M27 this morning was a skip lorry vehicle.
The initial information from witnesses said it was a lorry that hit the biker.
However information now suggests the vehicle was a high-sided skip lorry but the company and colour has not been confirmed.
The vehicle continued driving after the crash and so investigations are underway to find the driver.
The M27 westbound between junctions seven and five is likely to remain closed until at least 1pm while we continue to investigate and recover the scene.
Parts of the M27 are empty because of the fatal crash earlier this morning.
A lorry was in collision with a motorcyclist and the biker in his 40s was pronounced dead at the scene.
Junctions five to seven westbound on the M27 are closed and is likely to remain shut for the next few hours.