Tributes paid to Waterlooville woman, 24, killed in crash

Rachel Lee
Rachel Lee
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THE family of a 24-year-old woman killed in a car accident have paid tribute their ‘lovely’ girl.

Rachel Lee died on Tuesday when her Vauxhall Corsa collided with a lorry.

The A272 near Winchester

The A272 near Winchester

It happened on a section of the A272 near to Cheesefoot Head, between the A31 and A32, in Winchester, at 8.30am.

In a statement her family, of Waterlooville, said: ‘Rachel was a lovely and kind girl.

‘She was always thinking of others and delighted in making them happy.

‘She was always busy and active, but was tragically lost in this horrible accident. Family and friends will miss her greatly.’

There was an outpouring of grief from friends and family on Miss Lee’s Facebook page.

Sasha Price said: ‘RIP Rachel – gone but never forgotten.

‘Such a shame you haven’t had the chance to meet Miya, love you loads cousin.

‘You’re now safe with the angels xxxxxxx’

Haily Morgan said: ‘Can’t believe I’m writing this Rach.

‘Can’t believe you’re gone. There are no words. My thoughts are with your family. RIP beautiful xx will never forget you or your dimples.’

And there was disbelief from friend Jason Brooks who said: ‘You were a very special person.

‘Can’t get my head round this. Going to miss you. Thanks for all the good memories. ’

The 40-year-old lorry driver was treated for shock at the scene. No arrests have been made.

Police put out an appeal immediately after the accident looking for anyone who may have seen the Corsa or the lorry.

Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to contact Sergeant Burt or PC Mark Fruin in the Roads Policing Unit at Fratton police station on 101, quoting Operation Spey.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.