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Teenager from Frimley killed in Hartley Wintney lorry collision

Jack Brown died in hospital on Monday after being struck by the lorry on the A30

The Hartford Bridge stretch of the A30, where the teenager was hit by a lorry

A 15-year-old boy from Frimley has died after being hit by a lorry on the A30 in Hartley Wintney.

Jack Brown, who was a pupil at Tomlinscote School, was pronounced dead at hospital following the collision, involving a white Volvo lorry, shortly after midday on Monday (March 3) on the Hartford Bridge stretch of the road near Blackbushe Airport.

The occupants of the lorry, two men aged in their 30s, were unhurt but police said they were left shaken by the incident.

Hampshire Constabulary said no other vehicles were involved and the two men were "being treated as witnesses to the collision".

Ian Hylan, executive principal at Tomlinscote School and Sixth Form College, said in a statement: "The school is sad to confirm the deeply upsetting news that one of our 15-year-old students, Jack Brown, was tragically killed in a road traffic collision yesterday.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this most difficult of times.

"The school community has been told of this sad news and support is being provided to students and staff.

"We ask people to respect the privacy of the family, and our school, at this time.

"The circumstances of the collision are being investigated by the police and we will not be making any further comment at this time."

The road was closed for several hours while the incident scene was investigated, and Acting Sergeant Martin Mundy said: “We are most grateful to all the emergency services and members of the public who provided assistance and first aid in the aftermath of this collision.

“I would also like to thank motorists and pedestrians for their patience and understanding while part of the A30 was closed for around three hours during a forensic examination of the collision scene.

“We are continuing to appeal for more witnesses who may have seen the collision or the events immediately before the impact between the lorry and the pedestrian.”

Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact the roads policing unit at Whitchurch by phoning 101 and quoting Operation Bandrake.

Mini-com users can phone 18001 101. Information can also be given anonymously by calling Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

 

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