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Micheldever fatal crash: Family pays tribute to Ben Wilson

Ben Wilson Image copyright Family handout
Image caption Ben Wilson, 18, died in hospital following the crash on Saturday night

The family of an 18-year-old man who died after he was hit by a car have paid tribute to him.

Ben Wilson, of Overton, was hit by a Volkswagen Polo on the A33 in Micheldever at about 23:10 BST on Saturday.

His family described him as "kind, caring and funny, with a zest for life. He is already dearly missed".

Police said young people were being dropped off for a "gathering" in Micheldever Woods at the time.

The force said Mr Wilson was attending the pre-planned event with friends which had permission of the landowner.

Police said the driver of the Polo, an 18-year-old man from Basingstoke, was not injured.

The force has appealed for anyone who witnessed the crash to come forward.

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