A MOTORIST died after his car left the road and ploughed into a house in Hampshire.

The 46-year-old man lost control of his Peugeot 307 at 5.40pm yesterday .

Paramedics were called to the scene to treat him but the man died shortly afterwards at the roadside.

His next of kin have been informed.

The occupant of the house at the junction of Chesterfield Road and Cobden Avenue, Portsmouth, was unharmed and the building is believed to be undamaged and the road was reopened three hours later.

The driver was also from Portsmouth.

Witnesses should contact Sergeant Wayne Voller at Fratton roads policing unit on 101 quoting Operation Kensal.