One person is dead and two have been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a major crash just outside Sutton Scotney.

Emergency services rushed to the scene after a car and van collided on the A34 southbound near Sutton Scotney services just after 9am this morning.

Police have confirmed that one person has died, two people have been taken to hospital with serious injuries and one person has been taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Investigations are ongoing into the exact circumstances of the collision and as a result of this and the need to ensure the road is safe before it is reopened, the carriageway is expected to remain closed until this evening.

Police are working with our colleagues from Highways England to ensure we get the road open as soon as possible.

Diversions are in place via the A30 and M3 for motorway traffic, While non-motorway traffic is being diverted via the A33.

Police would like to speak to any motorists who were driving in either direction of the A34 at around 9am this morning.

Anyone with information should contact the police on 101, quoting incident number 238.