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Police Name Man Killed In M27 Crash
Police have named the driver who died in a collision at junction 2 of the M27 at Ower.
It happened at around 10.45am on Friday, 22nd July.
He was Steven William Harris, 53, of Dean Road, Southampton.
Mr Harris died when the green Grand Cherokee Jeep he was driving was in collision with a highways maintenance vehicle parked on the hard shoulder. His vehicle then collided with an HGV also heading east.
Police are continuing their appeal for witnesses to the collision.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Totton Roads Policing unit, quoting Operation Hexham, on 101 or 0845 045 45 45. You can also call the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111. Minicom users should contact 01962 875000.
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