Relatives pay tribute to ‘true family man’ killed in A3 crash

A cyclist killed on the A3 has been named by police
A cyclist killed on the A3 has been named by police
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A CYCLIST who died in a collision with car on the A3 has been named.

James Stephenson, of Meadow Way, Liphook, was killed in the crash on the southbound carriageway near the Hindhead tunnel at Bramshott just after 7.30am on New Year’s Day.

An investigation into the exact circumstances surrounding the death of the 32-year-old is ongoing.

As reported, a 33-year-old man from Waterlooville has been arrested on suspicion of causing the cyclist’s death by careless driving.

In a statement, Mr Stephenson’s family described him as a ‘true family man’ and a ‘devoted husband’.

It said: ‘James Stephenson was a true family man, married to Lisa with two daughters; Faith, aged three, and Ellie, seven months.

‘He was the second child of Kevin and Caroline, a brother to Claire and Ben, and his sudden premature death has shocked them all.

‘He was head chef at Applegarth Farm in Grayshott where he has led the development of the business over the last two and a half years.

‘He was a keen golfer and an avid supported of Leeds United Football Club.’

‘He will be remembered for his willingness to always help others and as a wonderful son to Caroline and Kevin, as a devoted husband to Lisa and father to Faith and Ellie.’