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Ford Fiesta driver held after crash at Soberton killed passenger from Wickham
7:24am Monday 23rd September 2013 in News
A driver was being questioned today after his car ploughed into a tree in Hampshire killing his passenger.
The silver Ford Fiesta was travelling west on Heath Road, Soberton, around 10pm last night when it went out of control and hit a tree.
The driver, a 20-year-old man from Widley, near Portsmouth, suffered a shoulder injury.
He was treated at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth.
The passenger, a 38-year-old man from Wickham, who has not been named, suffered multiple injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver, who has also not been named, was later arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving whilst unfit through alcohol and/or drugs.
He remains in custody.
Police would like to hear from anyone who was on Heath Road around 10pm who may have witnessed the collision or saw the Fiesta beforehand.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Road Death Investigation team on 101 quoting Operation Mail.
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