THE victim of a fatal crash near Clanfield last week has been formally identified by police.

George Ayres, 38, from Waterlooville, died after his Transit van left the road and reportedly hit a tree on Old Mill Lane at around 7.17pm on Tuesday, October 25.

Firefighters, the police and ambulance service rushed to try to save Mr Ayres, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The single-track road remained closed for a number of hours while police carried out accident investigation work and recovered the vehicle.

Anyone who saw anything is asked to call 101, quoting 44160403815.