POLICE have arrested a second man on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a pedestrian died in a crash.

Police and ambulance crews rushed to the scene in Highlands Road, Fareham, shortly after midnight on Friday following reports a pedestrian had been hit by a car.

South Central Ambulance Service confirmed they treated a 23-year-old Fareham man, but he was later pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

Hampshire Police closed the road between Stow Crescent and Gudge Heath Lane for around 7 hours while they carried out their investigations and yesterday a 23-year-old man from Fareham was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Now, police have confirmed a second man, aged 25, from Portsmouth, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. Both men have been released but remain under investigation.

A spokesman for Hampshire Constabulary said: “Officers were called shortly after midnight to reports of a collision involving a Peugeot 206 and a pedestrian on Highlands Road.

“Investigations into the exact circumstances of the collision are ongoing and we would like to hear from anyone who saw what happened.”

A number of people have taken to social media to pay their respects to the man who died. One person wrote: “Such a waste of a young life,” while another person said: “Very sad. Such a young guy with his whole life ahead of him. Thoughts go out to the family.”

Anyone with information about the crash is urged to call police on 101, quoting reference ‘44170309132’, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.