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Man dies following crash near Marwell Zoo

Fatal crash happened in Fisher's Pond just before the turning to Marwell Zoo Photo: ITV Meridan

A 27-year-old man from Eastleigh has died following a crash in Fisher's Pond, Winchester.

Hampshire Constabulary was called to the B2177 Portsmouth Road, near the junction with Thompson's Lane, leading to Marwell Zoo, just after 6am on Friday.

The collision involved an Orange Renault Megane and a black Alfa Romeo.

The driver of the Renault was pronounced dead at the scene. The man’s next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

The Alfa Romeo driver, a 23-year-old man from Curdridge, was taken to Southampton General Hospital for treatment on life-changing injuries.

The road was closed for some time to allow emergency services to work at the scene, but the closures have since been lifted.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information is being asked to contact police on 101, quoting 44180430234.