Ways of making the Hen and Chicken junction on the A31 at Froyle safer will be considered in the wake of the fatal crash there on June 7.

Cllr Nick Adams-King, Hampshire County Council’s executive member for highways and transport, said: “As with all serious or fatal collisions on the local road network, officers from the county council will be working closely with the police to establish the circumstances of the incident to ascertain what, if any, additional highway measures could be considered to improve highway safety.”

It is understood the county council began to receive reports about the height of the grass around the junction in mid-afternoon on June 5 and by early morning on June 7 it had scheduled grass cutting for the morning of June 8.

The accident occurred on the westbound carriageway of the A31, near the Hen and Chicken pub, at 12.27pm on June 7 and involved a green Frazer Nash sports car and a red Suzuki Alto.

The driver of the Frazer Nash – a brand of British sports car manufactured from 1922 – was a 79-year-old man from Tongham.

He suffered serious injuries and died at the scene. 

His family have been made aware and are being supported by specialist police officers.

Police investigating the collision, which closed the A31 in both directions for much of the rest of the day, are appealing for witnesses.

A spokesman said: “We are now calling for anyone with information about the collision who has not already spoken to the police to come forward.

“We would particularly like to speak to anyone with relevant dash cam footage.

“If you have any information about this incident, please call 101 quoting reference 44230225239 or report online via our website.”

The road closure caused widespread gridlock in the lanes either side of the A31, through Bentley and Binsted in particular.