ONE person has died and another was seriously injured following a major crash on a main Isle of Wight road yesterday morning (Saturday), police have confirmed.

The Downs Road at Brading was closed by police following a road traffic incident at around 11.20am.

The collision involved two vehicles; a Hyundai, and a Land Rover which was towing a trailer.

Sadly, the passenger of the Hyundai, a 77-year-old woman from Newport, died at the scene.

A spokesperson for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary said: "Her next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

"The driver of the Hyundai, a 40-year-old man from Newport, suffered serious injuries and is currently being treated at hospital.

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"Officers would like to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident.

"Did you witness the collision or did you see the vehicles travelling in the area?

"Do you have a dashcam fitted to your vehicle which may have caught footage of the incident?

"If you have any information please contact us as soon as possible online or on 101 quoting 44240240538." 


Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary has confirmed the Hyundai involved in the collision was a taxi.