THE “grief-stricken” family of a teenage boy who died in a crash on a Hampshire motorway say they have been “left devastated by his death”.

Junior Singh, 17, was driving a blue Ford Focus on the M275 sliproad joining the M27 westbound, towards Southampton, when his car was involved in a crash six days after passing his driving test.

Despite the efforts of the emergency services, he was pronounced dead.

Today, his family have paid tribute to him.

In a statement they said: “This is heartbreaking. Junior was kind, caring, really bubbly, and a cheeky lad. He lost his life when his car crashed on the M275 and flipped onto its roof.

“He loved to live life to the full and was not afraid of trying anything new. He was very helpful in the house and mentally very strong.

“He was the best son you could every wish for. Junior always helped with chores and used to drive his mum around whenever she needed a lift, like taking her shopping.

“He was the biggest character and will be leaving behind his three brothers Jordan, Nindy and Jujhar, and mum and dad.

“Junior had passed his driving test six days before he died. He had just got his car and was really excited. He was really into his gadgets and conscious about his swag and the way he looked. He always liked dressing smart.

“Originally from Portsmouth, he loved Pompey and was a Pompey lad, it was in his blood. Junior and his family moved to Southampton in October 2019.

"His grief-stricken parents have been left devastated by his death. He was very popular, with a huge family.

“Ironically, Junior had this last status on his Whatsapp status a few days before he died, which said: ‘Life only comes around once, so do whatever makes you happy, and be with whoever makes you smile’.”

On Sunday, - a week after the crash - Junior’s friends and family gathered for his memorial at Rose Gardens, Southsea, at 3pm, and let off balloons in his memory.

They also laid down flowers next to photographs of Junior with his loved ones.

Officers are investigating the exact circumstances of the collision and are keen to speak with anyone who witnessed it.

Anyone with information can call 101, quoting 44200014162. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.