A PEDESTRIAN has been killed in a crash on a Hampshire motorway.

Police have launched an investigation after the man in his 20s was hit by a grey Citroen Xsara on the M27 entry slip road at junction five, between Southampton and Eastleigh.

The man died of his injuries at the scene following the crash, which happened at about 7.10pm on Saturday, and officers closed the slip road and two lanes of the eastbound carriageway for a number of hours.

Anyone who witnessed the incident can call police on 101, quoting Operation Lateral (44170389714), or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.