Tributes have been pouring in after a man in his 80s died after a crash on a busy Hampshire road.

Police were called shortly before 7.30pm yesterday evening to the collision on the A27 in Fareham.

It involved a grey Nissan Qashqai and a black Volkswagen Golf.

Despite the best efforts of emergency services, the driver of the Nissan – a man in his 80s – was pronounced dead a short time later.

His next of kin have been informed.

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Following a police post on social media sharing the tragic news, dozens have left messages of support to the family during this difficult time.

One Facebook user, Leah Mcgrath, said: “Thoughts and prayers go to the driver's family, also to those emergency services attending this tragic scene.”

Another user, Claire Duncan-Kerr, said: “So very sad. RIP to the man that died and condolences to his family.”

One person passing the scene at the time described the scene from his perspective, saying he saw an air ambulance land.

Jonathan Clegg said: “Saw an Air Ambulance and loads of blue lights. Thought it would be something very serious.

“Rest in peace, my thoughts go out to the man's family and friends and anyone who was involved in the incident, I hope for a quick recovery.”

A driver who was affected by the closure, Gerald Drabble, wrote: “[I] was stuck in the traffic, so sorry to hear this and sending love to the gentleman's family. Also sending thanks to all the emergency services involved, I know it’s their job, but thank you."

Another user, Linda J Carter wrote: “Rest peacefully, sending love to all involved and the gentleman’s family at this sad time.”

Drivers were warned the road could be closed for several hours in both directions between the Quay Street roundabout and junction 11.

This was while emergency services continued to work at the scene. The road was reopened earlier on Tuesday morning.

A spokesperson from Hampshire Constabulary said: “We thank you for your patience, and will endeavour to provide you with any further updates when we are able to do so.

“Anyone who witnessed the collision, or captured the incident on Dash Cam footage, is asked to contact police on 101, quoting incident 1790 of 25 March 2024.”