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Police launch investigation into mans death following serious collision on the A27

Police are appealing for information following a collision in which a man died on the A27 yesterday evening (31 August)


The incident, involving a White Mercedes lorry and a pedestrian, happened at 8.40pm on the A27 westbound, between the junctions of the Eastern Road and Portsbridge roundabout.


The pedestrian, a 29-year-old man believed to be from Southsea, sadly died at the scene.


His family have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.


The A27 westbound remained closed overnight as investigations into the exact circumstances got underway and to allow colleagues from Highways to ensure the carriageway was safe for reopening. The road reopened earlier this morning.


Sergeant Spencer Wragg, of the Roads Policing Unit, said: “This was a particularly challenging scene for both members of the public caught up in its aftermath and first responders attending it. I would like to thank those members of the public held at the scene for a short time for their patience.


“I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this incident, or may have driven past the area immediately afterwards, to come forward.


“In particular, we would like to speak to anyone with dash cam footage of the incident or of the lorry or pedestrian on the A27 prior to the incident.”