Family tributes to Haslemere crash victim

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The family of the Haslemere man who died when his car left the road near Linchmere, have spoken of the “son and brother we can be very proud of.”

Ryan Carney, aged 21, of Kings Road, Haslemere, sadly died after his car left the road on the B2131 Liphook Road, near Linchmere,on Monday morning 21 October.

Ryan’s parents, Simon and Maria, speaking on behalf of the family, said; “We have great memories of Rhino, an intelligent and talented young man who was always fun to be around whatever the occasion. A son and brother we can be very proud of. We have been inundated with tributes from his friends and work colleagues, and it has been a great consolation to learn just how highly regarded he was by so many people.

“Ryan worked as a chef at The Links pub in Liphook and was a member of Midhurst Rugby Club, where a minutes silence was held in his honour last Saturday.”

Sergeant Rob Baldwin of the Sussex Road Policing Unit said, “Our thoughts are with Ryan’s family and friends during this difficult time. We are continuing with a thorough investigation into the circumstances of the collision, and we would like to speak with anyone who may have seen Ryan’s green Peugeot 106 being driven between Liphook and Haslemere, which we believe would have been in the early hours of Monday morning.

“We are also keen to speak with any local resident or business who may have a CCTV camera recording which shows the B2070 Portsmouth Road just south of Liphook, or the B2131 Haslemere Road running east from the village”.

The vehicle was discovered off of the road by a passing motorist just before noon on Monday, and he alerted the emergency services.

Anyone with any information can contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Eldridge or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk