Family pays tribute to young Havant man who died on A27 near Chichester

TRIBUTES have been paid to a young man from Havant who lost his life after a fatal car crash on the A27.

Monday, 1st March 2021, 5:23 pm
Updated Monday, 1st March 2021, 5:30 pm

Danny Terry, 25, was driving his black Volkswagen Golf eastbound near Chichester at 11.40pm on Wednesday, February 10 when he collided with the central reservation.

The central heating engineer who worked in London as part of his family’s business was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Danny Terry (centre) tragically lost his life after a fatal car crash on the A27. He's pictured with his friend Charlie and ice hockey player David Krejci

A heartfelt tribute from his family said: ‘Our Danny was kind hearted, fun loving and cheeky. He had a way of making everyone feel so at ease.

‘Last year he met and fell in love with his girlfriend Hollie, and soon after he decided to move for them to be closer and eventually they got their first house together in the Portsmouth area.

‘Although they only had a short time together, they made plenty of memories and had a great circle of friends. Danny will leave a huge hole in many of his family and friends’ hearts.’

A keen ice hockey player, Danny represented Dynamos Ice Hockey Club in Gillingham and he also enjoyed boxing and playing golf.

The family added: ‘Danny’s passion for ice hockey opened up many windows for him to travel and he was enrolled in an ice hockey school in the Czech Republic, where he met a local up-and-coming ice hockey player called David Krejci. David became an National Hockey League player with the Boston Bruins.

‘The year the Bruins won the Stanley Cup, Danny and his good friend Charlie both received a personal invite from David to come to his home to celebrate.’

Following the crash a 20-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man, both from Havant, were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. They have since been released on conditional bail until March 10, pending further enquiries.

Sussex Police are appealing for witnesses and are particularly interested to hear from anyone with dash cam footage of the collision or the Volkswagen Golf or a red Audi A3 being driven in the area prior to the collision.

Anyone who can help the investigation is urged to call 101 or email [email protected] and to quote Operation Westdown.

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