A MAN has died after a late-night crash on a Hampshire road.

Emergency services were called after a white Volkswagen Scirocco hit a tree and ended up in a ditch at the side of Crow Lane, Ringwood, at about 2am this morning.

The 21-year-old driver was rushed to Southampton General Hospital but the man, from Bransgore, died shortly afterwards.

His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

Sergeant Andy Gwyer, from Totton Roads Policing Unit, said: "We know that this was in the early hours of the morning when there are very few vehicles around but we would like to hear from anyone who may have seen this collision or who might have seen this vehicle prior to what happened.

"The car was travelling south along Crow Lane, heading away from the centre of Ringwood, so if you were in the area around this time and you think you may have seen the car, please get in touch as you could have information which could assist with our investigation."

Anyone with information can call police on 101, quoting reference number 44170304869, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.