TRIBUTES have been paid to a man who died in a lorry crash.

The 26-year-old from Eastleigh was taken to Southampton General Hospital with life-threatening injuries on Tuesday after a crash between a BMW and the HGV. He sadly died in hospital.

Police were called to the scene on Station Hill at 12.13pm and nearby roads were closed as a result.

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His family have been informed and is being supported by officers.

Tributes have since been paid to the man on social media.

Many have described the news as “heartbreaking” and “so sad.”

Posting on the Echo's Facebook page, Kat Annells said the tragedy was “absolutely awful” and said her “thoughts are with his family and friends.”

Melissa Earley Gordon added: “How awful. So sorry, thinking of his family at this sad time.”

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A similar sentiment was shared by Sally Crosswell.

She said: “Rest in peace. Thoughts are with his family and friends.”

Fran Bonjovi Nash said she is “so sorry to hear” the news of the young man’s death, while Maz Ford added: “So sorry for all concerned.”

Emergency services – including Southampton Central Ambulance Service, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service and officers from Hampshire Constabulary– attended the scene.

Motorists driving towards Station Hill from Southampton Road were diverted down Leigh Road.

Road closures were in place in the Leigh Road and Southampton Road area.

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Police are now appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

Sergeant Jon White, said: “We are currently carrying out our initial enquires to ascertain the exact circumstances which led to the tragic loss of a man’s life.

“We are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident and may have dash-cam footage. Likewise, we would like to hear from any local businesses who may have relevant CCTV footage in the moments leading up to the incident.

“If you have any information regarding this incident, no matter how small or insignificant you believe it to be, please contact us as soon as possible as it could help aid our investigation.”

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting 44220225028 or Operation Stature.

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