AN INQUEST has been opened into the death of a man who is believed to have been standing in the middle of a major Hampshire road when he was involved in a crash.

Connor Heath Johnson, 22, of Ringwood, suffered fatal injuries as a result of the collision.

It happened at the bottom of Poulner Hill on the A31 in the early hours of May 7.

An enquiry has been launched into his death and a full inquest is due to be heard on October 25 by Hampshire coroners.

In a statement released through Hampshire police, Mr Johnson’s family said last week: “He is at peace now having suffered anxieties for the past couple of years.

“He was our loving son and will always remain in our hearts.”