Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Tribute to Hampshire A3 crash motorcyclist

Alan Hellyer
Image caption Mr Hellyer's family said he was a special person

The family of a motorcyclist killed in a crash on the A3 in Hampshire has paid tribute to a devoted father.

Alan Hellyer died when his bike was in collision with a Vauxhall Astra near the Queen Elizabeth Country Park, near Buriton, on 9 September.

The 55-year-old from Havant suffered head injuries and died at the scene. The car driver was arrested and bailed.

Mr Hellyer's family said he would be "remembered for the smile he always had on his face".

In a statement they added: "Alan was a special person who lived with his only daughter, Abbie-Louise, 15, with whom he regularly played golf.

'Loved by everyone'

"He also loved fishing, classic cars and visiting the Isle of Wight.

"His life was one of helping others; he was devoted to his daughter, a dutiful son and a loving brother to Adrian.

"He was certainly loved by everyone who knew him and will be remembered for the smile he always had on his face."

The driver of the car, a 22-year-old woman from Havant, was held on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and bailed.

She and her passenger, a 31-year-old man from Waterlooville, were uninjured.

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the collision, which happened on the southbound carriageway at about 20:10 BST.

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