Two men die in fatal crash near Boarhunt

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  • Two men die in late night car crash
  • Friends pay tribute to the pair
  • Police appealing for information
  • Victims named locally as Dean Paling and Tom Emery

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Hundreds gather in memory of Tom Emery and Dean Paling.

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Tom Emery pictured to the right enjoying a Saints game with his friend Michael Harris.


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Hampshire racing driver Dean Stoneman was one of those who attended the mass gathering at McDonalds and KFC car parks.

He was a long-standing friend of Mr Paling.

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Hundreds have gathered in Hedge End tonight to pay tribute to the two men.

Two car parks at Hedge End retail park were full to capacity as friends paid their respects.

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Pals let off lanterns in to the night sky before the convoy set off towards the crash site.

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5:07pm Tue 3 Dec 13

mikekeer7039 says

I have read the comments left and I am so proud to see that my son had so many good friends. It truly is heart warming to know how much he touched everyone's lives who knew him. He will be sorely missed. Rest in Peace Son. Love Dad xxx

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mikekeer7039 says

I have read the comments left and I am so proud to see that my son had so many good friends. It truly is heart warming to know how much he touched everyone's lives who knew him. He will be sorely missed. Rest in Peace Son. Love Dad xxx

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At 7pm tonight, friends of Tommy and Dean will be meeting at the car park of McDonald's in Hedge End to pay tribute to the pair.

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According to friends, Dean was also a close friend of Mike Lovell, the Southampton power boat racer who died in a high speed crash at Weymouth Bay last year.

Mark Bartlett, 33, of Gosport said: "They were two top blokes of the racing scene and they have both been taken from us too early."

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Mark Snowden, 20, of Botley, added: "Dean loved his power boat racing and was best mates with Dean Stoneman."

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5:10pm Tue 3 Dec 13

Mr_Joycey says

Was at the crash site for 2 hours today and i still cant believe it! R.I.P fella's tonight is all about you!

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Dean Paling, was a powerboat champion. He was the navigator for Dean Stoneman, when the pair won the P1 Superstock championship last year.

Mr Stoneham, who himself is well known for racing in Formula 3, is said be very upset at the news of his friend's death.

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Kayleigh Ramsey, 19, of Gainsford Road, Itchen, said she saw Dean only last weekend at the tribute to Fast and Furious star Paul Walker in Southampton.

Hundreds of fans gathered at West Quay to show their respect for the action star, and Dean was a big fan according to friends.

Kayleigh said: "He will never be forgotten. I only saw him two days ago. I couldn't believe it when I heard."

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Daniel Foy, 28, who was friends with both men, said: "It's an age-old thing but they were two people who did not have a bad bone in their bodies.

"Tom was just a bloke who made everyone laugh when they didn't expect it.

"I spent a lot of time with him. We'd go out on a power boat or go fishing. We went to Le Mans last year too."

Mr Foy, of Stubbington, near Fareham, added: "He was a bloke that would always come along and brighten your day no matter what the situation was."

3:28pm

Mourners continued to appear throughout the day, some still inย  shock by the news.

Ryan Hammett, 20, of Hedge End said: "Dean was always happy to help out with cars and would be the first one to try and get a part if you needed one.

"He loved his tools too and was always cleaning them."

2:58pm

The crash site was decorated by more flowers as the day went on, with more than 20 bunches laid by 2.30pm.

It was a poignant site as the flowers sat mere feet away from debris left over from the crash.

Messages left with flowers included "Gone but not forgotten. RIP Dean," and "You will be missed by so many".

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As a recap for people who have recently joined this story, two men have died in a car crash on a Hampshire road.

The driver of the car, a 24-year-old man from Southampton, and the front seat passenger, a 23-year-old man from Botley, were both killed as a result of the accident that happened just after 11pm last night.

They have been named locally as Dean Paling and Tommy Emery.

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Mark Snowden and Ryan Hammett pay their respects at the scene.

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Photos of flowers left at the scene by friends of the two victims, Dean and Tommy.

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Many people were too distraught to speak about the loss of their friends and men and women alike were openly weeping.

At times the scene was near silent but for the sound of passing cars.

Sam Joyce, 26, of Hedge End, added: "Dean lived life to the full."

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The scene of the crash on the B2177.

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Alex Armour, 25, a friend of Dean's from Maybush, said he was always a happy person.

He added: "He suffered from cystic fibrosis but no matter what happened he was always happy.

"It shows how well loved he was that so many people have gathered here today.

"A little piece of every one of us has gone with him. He was a little legend."

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People lay floral tributes at the scene.

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Danielle Kelly, 19, of Swanick, added: "There was never a dull moment with Dean and he always put a smile on my face."

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Tears were flowing as more and more flowers were laid, bearing messages such as "We will miss you so much".

Connor Felton, 20, a childhood friend of Dean's, said: "He was an amazing guy. He loved driving and was one of the best drivers I knew."

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Flowers left at the scene of the crash.

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More and more people are attending the scene of the crash, to pay their respects to the victims.

Currently, there are more than 20 people at the scene.

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Many friends of Dean Paling and Tom Emery have been posting tributes to the pair on Twitter, as they hear about the news of their deaths.

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An image of Dean Paling.

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Friends of 23 year old Dean Paling of Botley gather to remember him at the scene of the crash.

They are Alex Armour, Adam Armour, Danielle Kelly, Sam Joyce, Byron Dunn, and Kirsty Chapman.

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Officers are now appealing for witnesses to the crash which is now being investigated by the Roads Policing Unit team based at Fratton station in Portsmouth.

Anyone with information can contact Hampshire police on 101.

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The scene of the crash on the B2177.

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It is understood the victims are Dean Paling and Tom Emery, however they have yet to be formally identified by police.

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According to Hampshire police the investigation is looking into what caused the grey Mitsubishi Lancer the men were travelling in, to leave the road and crash. No other vehicle is thought to have been involved.

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TWO men have died in a car crash on a Hampshire road.

The driver of the car, a 24-year-old man from Southampton, and the front seat passenger, a 23-year-old man from Botley, were both killed as a result of the accident that happened just after 11pm last night.

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3:40pm Tue 3 Dec 13

basslineboy09 says...

Dean died a champion. P1 Superstock 2012 Champion. Did so much, and never once complained about his Cysitic Fybrosis. He just got on with it. Dean will be sorely sorely missed by everyone I know down this way. Always had a smile on his cheeky face, and always, always made people laugh. I have fond memories of him coming into my work regularly and always playing pranks on me, such as super gluing my pc mouse to my desk, or sabotaging my computer so it wouldn't connect to the internet, just to make me laugh, or usually everyone else laughing at me. Often ending up with me chasing him around the office trying to catch him, always too quick for me. One of the few people who could get away with that. Much love to Little Dean, Tom has also made a big impact on peoples lives that I know. RIP lads. Cutters
Dean died a champion. P1 Superstock 2012 Champion. Did so much, and never once complained about his Cysitic Fybrosis. He just got on with it. Dean will be sorely sorely missed by everyone I know down this way. Always had a smile on his cheeky face, and always, always made people laugh. I have fond memories of him coming into my work regularly and always playing pranks on me, such as super gluing my pc mouse to my desk, or sabotaging my computer so it wouldn't connect to the internet, just to make me laugh, or usually everyone else laughing at me. Often ending up with me chasing him around the office trying to catch him, always too quick for me. One of the few people who could get away with that. Much love to Little Dean, Tom has also made a big impact on peoples lives that I know. RIP lads. Cutters basslineboy09

5:07pm Tue 3 Dec 13

mikekeer7039 says...

I have read the comments left and I am so proud to see that my son had so many good friends. It truly is heart warming to know how much he touched everyone's lives who knew him. He will be sorely missed. Rest in Peace Son. Love Dad xxx
I have read the comments left and I am so proud to see that my son had so many good friends. It truly is heart warming to know how much he touched everyone's lives who knew him. He will be sorely missed. Rest in Peace Son. Love Dad xxx mikekeer7039

5:10pm Tue 3 Dec 13

Mr_Joycey says...

Was at the crash site for 2 hours today and i still cant believe it! R.I.P fella's tonight is all about you!
Was at the crash site for 2 hours today and i still cant believe it! R.I.P fella's tonight is all about you! Mr_Joycey

7:03pm Tue 3 Dec 13

trix says...

Both Tom and Dean were the most loving, fun and kind hearted people you could wish to have in your life, this is such a blow to myself and all of our friends. I will cherish the memories we shared along the way.

R.I.P Guys........Till we meet again.
Both Tom and Dean were the most loving, fun and kind hearted people you could wish to have in your life, this is such a blow to myself and all of our friends. I will cherish the memories we shared along the way. R.I.P Guys........Till we meet again. trix

12:04am Wed 4 Dec 13

bethkt says...

Rip so sad thoughts are with all the family and friends, taken to young xx
Rip so sad thoughts are with all the family and friends, taken to young xx bethkt

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