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M3 crash victim "had a heart of gold" say family

Johnathan Brown was killed on the M3 Credit: Hampshire Police

A 30-year-old man killed in a crash on the M3 in Hampshire "had a heart of gold", his family said.

Johnathan Brown, from Basingstoke, died when his Peugot 208 was in collision with a Ford Fiesta on the M3 near Micheldever on September 7th.

In John, the world has lost an amazingly loving, partner, son, brother, uncle and friend, too soon. His family and friends will remember him forever. He brought a smile to so many people, he loved life and always made you smile when you were feeling down. He would always put people first before himself; he had a heart of gold. Heaven has claimed back one of its angels.

– Johnathan Brown's family

Breaking: Two lanes of M3 closed after crash involving several vehicles

There are major delays on the M3 tonight after an accident involving up to seven cars. It is on the northbound carriageway near Junction 11 at Winchester.

There are tailbacks stretching for several miles and the emergency services are on the way. Two lanes are closed with major delays in both directions.

M3 crash Credit: Mike Pearse


Erratic driving reported to police on M3 in Surrey

Police are appealing for motorists to come forward following reports of dangerous driving on the M3 in Surrey.

At around 10.30am on Sunday, 2 August officers received a number of reports from motorists regarding a silver vehicle travelling westbound on the M3 between junction 2 (Thorpe) and junction 3 (Lightwater).

Several drivers reported that they had been involved in minor collisions with the car which had then failed to stop. Officers want anyone who was involved or witnessed the driving of any of the vehicles to contact them.

A 39-year-old man from south east London has been arrested on suspicion of driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs and failing to stop at the scene of an accident. He has been released on police bail until October 10 while investigations continue.

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