Three people die in collision on A303 near Andover

The A303 near Andover. Credit: ITV News Meridian

Hampshire Police are appealing for witnesses after three people died in a collision on the A303 yesterday (August 25th) near Andover.

Police were called just after 8.40am to a report of a collision involving a Vauxhall Astra, a Mercedes food delivery van, a HGV and a DAF recovery truck.

Three people, all from separate vehicles, were pronounced dead at the scene. Their families have been informed and are being supported by specialist police officers.

The HGV driver, a 38-year-old man from Donnington, Shropshire, was arrested on suspicion of driving a vehicle while unfit through drugs and causing death by dangerous driving. He has been released under investigation while our enquiries continue.

Senior Investigating officer DC Cate Paling said: "We are keen to speak with anyone who witnessed the collision, or the moments leading up to it, particularly anyone with dash cam footage.