Dorset Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone with dash-cam footage to come forward following a fatal collision near Hurn.
Police were called just after 8pm on Monday 20 January to reports that a Ford Focus had left the road and come to rest in a hedge off of Matchams Lane near to the SnowTrax Centre.
The driver of the focus, a 69-year-old local man, died at the scene. His next of kin has been informed and the coroner notified.
Matchams Lane was closed between Matchams Close and Avon Causeway while emergency services dealt with the incident. It reopened at 10.10pm.
Police Sergeant Sarah Jones, of the traffic unit, said: ” From our initial enquiries we believe no other vehicle was involved and it was possible the driver may have suffered a medical episode.
“Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.
” We are carrying out a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the collision and I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident or was travelling along Matchams Lane at the relevant time and may have captured it on dash-cam to please contact me. ”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk , via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 101 quoting incident number 20:311.
Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.