Police name woman killed in New Milton collision

Police have appealed for witnesses to the collision in New Milton

POLICE have named the woman who died in a collision with a delivery truck in New Milton as 89-year-old Margaret Fraser.

Police name woman killed in New Milton collision

Mrs Fraser, who lived in Waverley Road in the town, was killed in the incident with a crane-equipped DAF lorry at the junction of Station Road and Ashley Road at about 1pm on Monday. Officers are now appealing for witnesses to come forward. A 57-year-old man, also from New Milton, was arrested following the death and has been released under investigation.

A Hampshire police spokesperson said: “Investigations into the exact circumstances of the collision are ongoing and officers are keen to speak with anyone who witnessed the incident. “Maybe you have a dash cam in your vehicle and captured the moments leading up to the collision?”

Police name woman killed in New Milton collision

Flowers were left at the scene on the corner of Station Road and Ashley Road in New Milton town centre

As reported in the A&T, the road south of the crossroads was closed until about 8pm as officers investigated the scene. The collision was on the road just outside Boots on the corner of the traffic light-controlled junction, which is often busy at lunchtime with shoppers.

The vehicle involved was a Travis Perkins truck. The company said in a statement on Monday:  “Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this time.” Immediately after the incident sheets and cardboard were produced by members of the public who stopped traffic and dashed over to screen it from view.

A fire crew and paramedics attended, as well as police officers. The police spokesperson said: “We are appealing for witnesses after a woman died following a collision in New Milton on Monday 20th January 20. “The incident, involving a pedestrian and DAF lorry, happened just after 1pm in Station Road.

“Sadly, Margaret Fraser, 89, of Waverley Road, New Milton was pronounced dead at the scene. Here next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.” Anyone with information can call 101, quoting 44200023846.

Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police name woman killed in New Milton collision

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