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Tribute to Sparsholt College student crash driver

Tributes have been paid to a "popular" student who died when he lost control of his car and crashed.

Jordan Geaney was overtaking another car when he crashed in Westley Lane near Sparsholt College, Winchester.

The emergency services were called to the scene at about 1530 GMT on Tuesday but he died at the scene.

The college said the 17-year-old was a second-year student studying towards a career in agriculture. Police said the driver of the other car was arrested.

The boy from Salisbury Wiltshire, also 17, was uninjured and held on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

'Great loss'

Tim Jackson, college principal, said: "We are extremely shocked and saddened to hear of Jordan's death.

"He was a well-liked and popular student and our deepest sympathies go to his family and friends at this time and we will do everything we can to support them."

Students and staff at the college have been offered support through counselling services supported by St Stephen's Church.

Simon Davies, Jordan's tutor, said: "My heartfelt condolences go out to Jordan's family.

"This is a great loss for them and his fellow students are all keen to pay tribute to him."

Police closed the road while investigations were carried out with officers appealing for witnesses to the crash to come forward.

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