Lorry driver dies following M27 incident this morning

Police closed the M27 and emergency services raced to the scene on the westbound carriageway to deal with reports of a HGV crashing through the embankment on the hard shoulder.

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Lorry driver involved in M27 incident has died

Police closed the M27 this morning to allow emergency services to attend a lorry driver who had crashed on the westbound carriageway.

Officers were called to a single vehicle collision involving a HGV lorry, just before 7.45am, between junctions 9 and 10 on the westbound carriageway.

The 58-year-old lorry driver was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital in a serious condition.

He died a short time later.

The road was initially closed in both directions to allow the air ambulance to land on the motorway.

The eastbound carriageway was reopened soon after.

Investigations into the exact circumstances of the collision and the resulting recovery of the lorry meant that the westbound carriageway remained closed until 1.30pm.

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