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Tribute paid to woman who died following collision, as two potential witnesses sought

The family of a woman who sadly died in a collision in New Milton have paid tribute to her, as police appeal for two potential witnesses to come forward


Officers attended a collision involving a car and pedestrian in Old Milton Road on Thursday 24 March, which happened at around 7.30pm.


Sadly, the pedestrian, Jill Bearsley Stevens, 75, of Compton Road, New Milton, was pronounced dead at the scene.


Paying tribute to Jill, her family said: “Jill was a wonderful, caring person, much loved by all her family and friends.


“Her Christian life was evident to all who knew her, and she was of great importance to so many people.”

Enquiries into the exact circumstances of the collision are ongoing, and officers remain keen to speak with any witnesses who can assist the investigation.

In particular, officers wish to speak with two women who were stood beside a car, believed to be a BMW, on Old Milton Road, close to the junction with Hobart Road.

PC Jon Dove, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We are keen to speak with these two ladies as they may be able to assist our ongoing investigation.

“I would urge them, regardless of how much detail they believe they can provide, to get in touch with us, as anything they may have seen could assist us further.

“Anyone with information should call 101, quoting the reference 44220117365. You can also contact us online, by going to https://www.hampshire.police.uk/contact/af/contact-us/us/contact-us/provide-more-information-to-be-added-to-a-crime-report/”