Girl, 18, killed in head-on crash in Southampton as man, 36, arrested for drink-driving

A GIRL, 18, has been killed in a horrific head-on crash in Southampton, say police.

Hampshire Constabulary said a man, 36, has been arrested for alleged drink-driving, and failing to stop following Saturday's collision on the A27.

The force said that at "around 1.19am, a black Audi A3 travelling eastbound and a blue Ford Focus travelling in the opposite direction, collided head-on.

"The passenger of the Ford Focus, a 18-year-old woman from Southampton, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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

The fatal collision occurred on the A27 Kanes Hill, Bursledon, near Southampton's city centre.

A local man has been arrested on suspicion of driving whilst over the prescribed limit, Hampshire police added.

The 36-year-old was also arrested for alleged dangerous driving, failing to stop following a road traffic collision and causing death by dangerous driving.

The force has appealed for witnesses following the fatality.

"Officers are making enquiries as to the exact circumstances of the collision and would like to hear from anyone who may be able to help them," it said.

If you have dash cam footage of the crash or saw either of these vehicles before the collision, call the police on 101.

HORROR CRASH ON M11

It was one of two horrific smashes on Saturday.

Hundreds of people were stuck in a traffic jam on the M11 today after a man tragically died in a horror smash.

The man was driving a small vehicle transporter, which was carrying a white van, when the crash took place just after 10am this morning.

He became trapped after the transporter overturned between Junction 8 Bishop's Stortford and Junction 9 for Newmarket.

Tragically he couldn't be saved and was declared dead at the scene shortly after.

And today a devastated family paid tribute to a dad-of-three who tragically died in the horror lorry crash on the A1 on Thursday evening.

Paul Mullen, of Durham, was driving in his Toyota Hilux when he suffered fatal injuries in the incident.

The crash involved four cars and two lorries, one of which caught fire as a result of the collision.

The 51-year-old leaves behind his partner and three children.

In a statement, his family said: “Our hearts are broken. Life will never be the same again. "He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.”

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