Friends have paid tributes to a popular friend who died on the A3 near Petersfield. A former nursery nurse named locally as Laura Westbrook car was involved in an incident on the southbound carriageway of the A3 just after 11pm on Thursday Night.
The Vauxhall Corsa she had been driving home from work flipped on to its roof after leaving the carriageway hitting the central grass bank.
Emergency service workers rushed to the scene and massive attempted to save the young driver failed.
A second driver, who had been driving a black Ford focus a 26-year-old man from Portsmouth, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and driving a motor vehicle when the proportion of a controlled drug is suspected to be over the prescribed limit.
Police say the male suspect is helping with their enquiries and there is no evidence to suggest at this stage that the two vehicles collided.
Ricky French said “It’s so horrible to think, we are the same age! I still can’t believe it! I haven’t seen you in ages! But doesn’t change how I spent half my half seeing you at school! RIP Laura thoughts to your family and friends, xx”
Relative and close friend Lindy Brown said she was given the heartbreaking news the morning after. She said: ‘I just didn’t know what to say, I was in total shock. You don’t expect something like that to happen. ‘She was loveable, bubbly, always there to help everyone else. She would give you her last penny and was a woman with a golden heart.’
Anyone with information or who saw either vehicle is asked to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101, quoting 44160349433, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.