FLORAL tributes and messages have been laid at the scene of a fatal crash in which a teenager was killed.

Bunches of flowers have been left tied to a tree next to the site where the 18-year-old driver's car crashed into a tree on the Hampshire/Dorset border yesterday.

The victim is named only as Paul in the messages.

Daily Echo: The crash scene yesterday

One note said: "RIP Paul. You will be sorely missed. Gone too soon mate. We will all miss you so much. Rest in peace buddy.xxx"

Other messages included: "RIP Lanky. You will be missed but remembered by so many. Love you forever."

Another said: "RIP Paul. We'll miss your laugh and smiling face. Always in our thoughts."

The crash happened just before 8.50am yesterday between Ringwood and Matchams at Hurn Road, which runs alongside the A338 Ashley Heath to Bournemouth road.

No other vehicles were involved.

The dead man, who was from Bournemouth, was driving a green Renault Clio. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

Police are appealing for witnesses as part of an investigation into why the car left the road.

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police on 101.