THE devastated daughter of a Hampshire man killed in a collision on the A31 has paid a touching tribute to her “loving, kind and sensitive” father.

Corinne Lipsett, 23, said her dad, Ross Lipsett, will be “dearly missed”.

Speaking on hbehalf of her sister Emma, 19, and their mother, Angie, she said: “We are all devastated and wish to remember my dad as the loving, kind and sensitive man he was.

“He was an amazing dad and husband and would have done anything for me and my sister, always putting us first.

“He worked hard all his life and had a heart of gold. I will always miss him and love him so very much.”

Mr Lipsett, 53, who was a warehouse worker, had been married to his wife Angie for nearly 28 years.

The father-of-two was killed in a collision in the early hours of Tuesday morning on the A31 just outside Ringwood.

His BMW crashed into the back of a parked lorry in a layby on Poulner Hill at 2.30am.

Corinne thanked people for their support and comments following the tragedy.

She said: “Firstly I would like to say a big thank you for everyone's support and kind comments.”

And she added: “People shouldn't worry about being late for work, it's nothing compared to losing someone you loved so dearly.”

The collision closed the westbound carriageway from junction two of the M27 to the Ashley Heath intercha.

Fire crews from Ringwood, Burley and St Mary's in Southampton were called to the scene and police had to turn around a tailback of vehicles back to Picket Post.