Hampshire Constabulary

Tributes paid to two men who were killed in a collision near Winchester

Press release   •   Apr 30, 2019 12:11 BST

The families of two men who were killed in a single vehicle collision on Thursday 25 April have paid tribute to them.

Officers were called at 6.30am to the B3404 Alresford Road, following a single vehicle collision one mile east of St Swithun’s School.

The Blue Ford Fiesta had been travelling in the direction of Winchester when it left the carriageway and collided with a tree.

Luke Gething, aged 20 years, of Somerset Fields, Bentley, and 22-year-old Thomas Matthew Price of Baverstocks, Alton, were both in the vehicle and died as a result of the collision.

Mr Price’s family said: “Tom was sadly taken from us far too soon. He loved life and lived it to the fullest. The unexpected tragedy has left all of us devastated.

“He has left behind a family and fiancée who are shaken and heartbroken by his sudden loss, especially his two young beautiful sons Thomas and Peter who he absolutely adored.

“He will be truly missed by his family and friends and everyone who knew him.

“We would like to thank everyone for their kind words and support, it really is appreciated.”

The family of Mr Gething said: “Luke was a deeply loved son, brother, nephew, cousin and friend. He was kind, loving, caring, and hilarious.

“He was a remarkable young lad who overcame so many difficult hurdles in his life. He was charming and kind to everyone who he knew.

“He will be ever so missed by everyone that knew him. Rest In Paradise Luke, gone but never forgotten. Always in our hearts and thoughts.”

Officers are continuing to appeal for anyone who witnessed the collision, or saw the vehicle driving in the area prior to it.

We know that the vehicle stopped at the BP and Marks & Spencer filling station on the A31 at Four Marks earlier that morning, before carrying on towards Winchester, so we would ask anyone in that area who may have useful information to contact us.

In addition, if you have dash cam footage of the vehicle and/or the collision please call us.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting 44190142001.