Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Thruxton overtake crash man Lee Williams 'was special'

Lee Williams with his son
Image caption Mr Williams was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash

The family of a driver killed when he crashed as he tried to overtake a car said he was a "special person".

Lee Williams, 38, was in a Mitsubishi Evolution when he tried to go around a Fiat 500 on a bend on the old A303 near Thruxton, Hampshire, on Tuesday.

He lost control and collided with a VW Polo being driven by a woman, 19. He was declared dead at the scene and she is in a stable condition in hospital.

The family of Mr Williams, of Andover, said his death had left a gaping hole.

They added: "Lee was a very special person. He was a most loving and generous person who's kindness touched all who knew him.

"He was always willing to help and had a smile for everyone.

"His tragic and untimely loss will leave a gaping hole in all our lives."

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