Man who died in stolen car that crashed with lorry is named

George Hughes, of Meyrick Close, Bransgore, died in the early hours of June 13. At 3.16am, police officers rushed to the scene of the collision - involving a HGV lorry and a silver Peugeot 107 - on the A326, at the junction with Monkton Lane. Mr Hughes, 51, died at the scene.

The road was closed in both directions between Fletchwood Road and A35 Hunters Hill for around 12 hours. Area coroner Rosamund Rhodes-Kemp opened the inquest at Winchester Coroners' Court on Thursday (June 20). The cause of death was given as multiple injuries due to a road traffic collision.

This comes after police appealed for witnesses[1] to the crash. They confirmed the Peugeot 107 had been equipped with a cloned license plate and had been stolen from Fordingbridge Car Park, Round Hill at Fordingbridge on December 23 last year. Another vehicle was also believed to have been at the scene of the crash shortly before police arrived.

The full inquest into Mr Hughes' death will be held on July 2 next year.


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