A stretch of the M27 was closed to motorists after a serious crash last night.

Emergency services rushed to the scene of the crash on eastbound side of the motorway, between junctions 11 and 12.

Police have since confirmed a man died. Read the latest here.

The incident involved two vehicles, according to Hampshire Constabulary.

The carriageway was cleared shortly before 9pm and is open this morning.

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A spokesperson from the force said: “We were called at 4.44pm on Friday, January 5 to reports of a serious collision.

“A stretch of the M27 eastbound was closed while emergency services attended the scene and traffic was diverted via the M275 southbound.

“The road was clear shortly before 9pm and is open this morning.”

Motorists faced lengthy delays from Cosham to Fareham as the incident was dealt with.