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Lorry driver to be sentenced over fatal crash

Two people died in the crash on the M271 near Southampton last year Credit: ITV Meridian

A lorry driver who was using his phone when he caused a crash near Southampton, is due to be sentenced today.

Two people were killed on the M271 in December last year.

Keith Mees, who's forty nine, hit two other lorries and a car. He previously admitted two counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

Police renew appeal for witnesses to crash which killed 17-year-old Jack

Officers investigating a fatal crash on the Medway City Estate are renewing their appeal for witnesses.

17-year-old Jack Mander from Strood, died at the scene on Anthony’s Way, Rochester, shortly after 9pm on Thursday 13th October 2016. He was riding his Yamaha 125 motorcycle when he was involved in a collision with a Volvo heavy goods vehicle.

ack Mander from Strood died at the scene of the crash on Anthony's Way Credit: Kent Police

Officers would like to hear from anyone who may have travelled along Anthony’s Way after the incident, and who noticed that a collision had happened.

They have viewed CCTV footage and believe a second motorcyclist wearing a fluorescent jacket or tabard may be able to help with their enquiries. The motorcyclist travelled along Anthony’s Way in the direction of the entrance to the estate about a minute or two after the collision, and may be able to provide important evidence.

A 44-year-old man from Wiltshire who was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving has been released on bail.


Motorbike rider killed in crash with tractor

A man has died in a crash involving a motorcycle and a tractor in Dorset.

Emergency services were called to the A357 at Stalbridge yesterday afternoon to reports of a collision between a Suzuki motorcycle and a tractor registered to a Stalbridge company.

The rider of the motorcycle, a 37-year-old Blandford man, died at the scene from his injuries. His next of kin have been informed and the coroner notified. No one else was injured.

The road is currently closed at Barrow Hill junction with Wood Lane and Thornhill Road junction with Grosvenor Road while collision investigators examine the scene.

Drivers are being advised to find alternative routes.

A34 reopens after fatal crash

Emergency services at the scene of the crash on the A34 last night Credit: ITV Meridian

The A34 northbound carriageway has reopened after a crash involving four cars and four lorries.

Emergency services were called to the road near East Ilsley just after 5pm yesterday afternoon.

Drivers were left in long queues following the crash on the A34 last night Credit: ITV Meridian

Four people were killed in the collision and twelve people were injured. Several people were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

93-year-old killed in crash

Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal crash in Hailsham last night.

Officers were called to Harmers Hay Road just before 11pm. A 93-year-old man from Hailsham was driving a Suzuki Alton when the vehicle left the road and collided with a bungalow.

He died at the scene. No other vehicles were involved and no one else was hurt.

"We would like to hear from anyone who may have seen this collision."

– Sergeant Clare Kenward


Tributes to A420 crash victim

Sam Kay was one of four people who died in a crash on Sunday Credit: Thames Valley Police

The family of one of the people killed in a crash near Swindon over the weekend have paid tribure.

Sam Kay was one of four people killed when the Citreon Saxo they were travelling in, hit a black Mercedes head on, on the A420 at Shrivenham on Sunday night.

"There are no words to express the hurt we are feeling at the loss of our son, Sam. He was such a happy, loving person that lived life, not only to the fullest, but in his own way. His infectious smile and urge to give a hug is what made him so memorable.

"Sam’s love for travel led him to lots of unique places where he met so many unforgettable friends. He also had a great love for animals. Wherever Sam went, Felkica, his dog and best friend, followed by his side. After reading a countless amount of tributes, we see that Sam has touched so many lives in such a positive way.

"We are so very proud of the young man that he turned into. This tragedy has left a huge hole in our lives. Sam was taken from this world way too early and will be missed dearly, but he will forever be in our hearts. Goodbye, Darling. We love you. Mum, Dad, and Nicola xxx"

– Sam Kay's family

Driver dies after car hits deer, then tree

The crash happened just after 6:30am this morning Credit: ITV Meridian

A woman has died after her car hit a deer and then crashed in to a tree in Hampshire.

It happened on the A33 near Micheldever at 6:30 this morning. The carriageway was closed in both directions for most of the morning.

The road was closed for much of this morning Credit: ITV Meridian

Driver injured in M27 crash dies in hospital

A driver who was seriously injured in a crash on the M27 last week has died in hospital.

Police have confirmed that Ionut Balabaneanu who's 35 and from Bognor Regis, died at Southampton General Hospital on Wednesday.

He was the driver of a Nissan Micra which was in collision with a white Mercedes Sprinter van at junction 3 of the M27 in the early hours of April 12th.

Investigations into the circumstance of the crash are ongoing.

Man charged over fatal crash in Kent

A man from Dartford has been charged in connection with a fatal collision in New Ash Green.

Kent Police was called just after midnight on the morning of 28 November to a report of a collision involving a green Ford Explorer and a blue Ford Ka, in Ash Road at the junction with North Ash Road.

The driver of the Ka, a 56-year-old man from the local area, was pronounced dead at the scene.

27-year-old Ross Bryant, of James Road in Dartford, has been charged with causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving, while uninsured and unlicensed. He is also charged with failing to stop at the scene of a collision and failing to report a collision to police.

He will appear before Dartford Magistrates Court on 28 April.

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