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Teenage driver who crashed into tree has died - Family pay tribute

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The family of 19-year-old George Dillon, from Romsey, has paid tribute to "our beautiful, gentle, loving boy".

George was driving his VW Golf along Lee Lane on the evening of Thursday, May 18 when he crashed into a tree. 

He was rushed to Southampton General Hospital where he later died.

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His family is being supported by specialist officers and made the following tribute to George: "Our son and brother, our hero! George brought love and laughter to everyone who had the privilege to have met him.

"He had a heart as big as a mountain and would do anything for anybody. George had his own unique style, he loved country music, farming and his biggest loves of all were tractors and his cowboy boots.

"George's studies came to fruition just days ago when he passed his final year studying agriculture engineering with merit and we couldn't be more proud. He enjoyed living life to the full, he was so incredibly sociable and adored each and every one of his friends.

"Our hearts are shattered and we miss him more than words could ever express. We are so immensely grateful for the amazing 19 years and 11 months he gave us. Georgie our beautiful, gentle, loving boy - thank you so much for the amazing most joyful precious time we had with you. All our love xx."

Police officers were called to the scene at 10.45pm.

Anyone with information about the crash should call 101, quoting 44230196768, or report online via hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/.

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