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Tribute to man who died in collision in Basingstoke

The wife of a man who sadly died in a collision in Basingstoke has paid tribute to him


Police were called to Worting Road just before 1am on Sunday 17 July following a report of a collision involving a blue Ford KA and man.


Officers attended, and David Thomas Lane, 37, of South Ham Road, Basingstoke, was taken to hospital, where he sadly died.


Paying tribute to him today, his wife Pauline said: “It is just heart breaking to even be writing this.


“Dave was loved and cared for by so many people. He was popular, funny and a genuine good guy, who will always be remembered for his cheeky smile and infectious laugh.


“Family and friends were Dave’s life and meant the world to him. He was a wonderful and loving husband, son, brother and uncle. Dave had a large and very close wider family and words cannot begin to express the hole his passing will leave in all of our lives.


“Dave was taken from us far too soon and we are all devastated by this, but we want him to be remembered for living life to the full and enjoying every moment. To us all, he was the joker in the room, and we will always love him for that. Rest in peace Dave, we love you.”


The family would like to express their gratitude to those people who tried help David following the incident.


Pauline added: “It takes great strength and courage to try and help a stranger and it warms our hearts to know people tried to save him. We cannot thank them enough for this.”


Enquiries into the exact circumstances of the collision are ongoing and anyone with information which may assist officers, particularly any dash cam footage, should call 101, quoting the reference 44220286306.