TWO men who died in a motorway horror smash which led to it being closed for more than 24 hours have been named.
Marian Olteanu, 35, was driving a Ford Mondeo and Ion Calin, 42, was his passenger when it was involved in a collision with three lorries on the M271 southbound carriageway.
he men, both from Shirley, died after the collision on Tuesday at 5.15pm between junction three with the M27 and the A33 Redbridge Roundabout.
To others were hospitalised with serious injuries.
The entire motorway was shut for part of Tuesday night and all southbound lanes remained closed through much of Wednesday.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101, quoting 44150417941.