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Family pay tribute to teenage driver who died in hospital

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A FAMILY has paid tribute to their 19-year-old son following a fatal car crash.

George Dillon, from Romsey, drove into a tree in Lee Lane, on the evening of Thursday, May 18. The driver, who'd just completed his last year at Sparsholt College, was rushed to Southampton General Hospital where he later died.

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.

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"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."

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Sparsholt College has paid tribute to their student, following the family's statement. A spokesperson for the college group said: "The Sparsholt family would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Dillon family.

"George was a popular and very well regarded member of our community and as such his passing has been felt deeply by staff and students alike.

"We would like to pay tribute to the Dillon family who raised an engaging, fine and upstanding young man."

Police officers were called to the scene at 10.45pm on Thursday, May 18. Anyone with information about the crash, involving George and his VW Golf, 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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