AN INQUEST has opened into the death of a man involved in a two-car crash.

Cory Martin, 27, of Mottisfont Road, Eastleigh, was pronounced dead at the scene near Marwell Zoo, after the collision at around 6am on Friday, November 16.

Police officers, paramedics and firefighters rushed to the incident on the B2177 Portsmouth Road, near the junction with Thompsons Lane, which involved Mr Martin's orange Renault Megane and a black Alfa Romeo.

The Alfa Romeo driver, a 23-year-old man from Curdridge, was taken to Southampton General Hospital for treatment to potentially life-changing injuries.

Winchester Coroner's Court heard a preliminary cause of death for Mr Martin was given as multiple injuries caused by a road traffic collision.

The hearing was adjourned for a full inquest on May 29 next year.

As previously reported, a tribute was paid to Mr Martin by his family last week.

They said in a statement: "R.I.P. Cory Martin. You will never be forgotten. Our love will be with you always and you will be sorely missed by your family, partner and children. We Love You."

Police are still appealing for witnesses to the crash, which closed the road in both directions for around nine hours.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting 44180430234.