Man Who Died After Falling From Truck Named

Police have named the man who died after he fell from a moving pick-up truck in Southampton on Friday 16th September 2011.

Army Lance Sergeant, Christopher Parker, aged 35 , a member of the Coldstream Guards , who was based at Victoria Barracks in Sheet Street Windsor, died after falling out of a black Toyota Hilux double cab pick-up truck registration number
GK58SXE on the A35 Redbridge Causeway slip road to Totton on Friday about 11.50pm.

The pick-up which had a raised hard-top cover on the back was travelling from  Herbert Walker Avenue (an access road to the Southampton Boat Show and Holiday Inn) towards Totton.

Sergeant Parker was a rear seat passenger in the pickup and travelling with other army personnel in uniform when he fell out as it exited the slip road for Totton.

Police are not treating the death as suspicious but are appealing for witnesses to try and establish exactly what happened and the events that led up to the incident. They are asking people to get in contact with them if they:     

* Saw the soldiers during the evening of Friday 16th September 2011 between 8pm and 11:35pm at Town Quay and Herbert Walker Avenue.

* Saw the pick-up, anywhere along its journey from when it left the entrance to the boat show in Herbert Walker Avenue, at 11:35pm to when Lance Sgt Parker fell to his death on the slip-road to Totton at 11:50pm.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Andy Lynch at Hampshire police’s Road Death Investigation Team at Eastleigh on 101 quoting Operation Edgeborough.