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Appeal for information after collision in Winchester leaves 11 year old boy dead

Officers are appealing for information following a fatal collision in Winchester.


The incident happened at 8.50pm last night (Sunday, 26 December) when a family from Fair Oak, Eastleigh were travelling in a red Nissan Qashqai on the southbound M3. The vehicle was on the slip road at junction 11 when it was in collision with the barrier.


An 11-year-old boy was taken to Southampton General Hospital where sadly, he later died.


The driver, a 61-year-old man, suffered serious, potentially life changing, injuries. He was taken to Southampton General Hospital for treatment.


A 48-year-old woman and a 9-year-old girl suffered minor injuries and were also taken to Southampton General Hospital.


The family are currently being supported by specialist officers.


Inspector Andy Storey, said: “We know the family were travelling from the Basingstoke area so we’d like to appeal to anyone who may have been travelling along this stretch of the motorway prior to the collision, who may have seen the vehicle, to get in touch with police.


“Police would also like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision. Did you see what happened? Do you have dash cam footage showing the collision or the moments beforehand?


“Please contact police on 101 or report online, quoting Operation Nomic reference number 44210516070.”