TRIBUTES have been paid to a "kind, caring and much-loved" woman who was killed after a crash in Fareham.

Police were called to Down End Way at 12.40am on June 25 to reports of an accident.

Erica Ward, 21, of Kingscote Road in Paulsgrove, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police appealed for information about a Ford Transit van that was seen in the area at around the time of the collision.

On Saturday police announced that the driver of the van, a 29-year-old man from Cosham, had been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Today, her family have released a tribute.

They said: “Erica was a kind, caring and much-loved daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin, and friend.

“Her capacity to empathise and care for others in pain was unlimited and her determination was unyielding.

“Some of her happiest moments were found whilst volunteering for the LUPS scheme in Fareham, offering respite care for disabled children.

“Erica was taken far too soon, we are devastated by this sudden loss.

“She will be deeply missed by many but will remain in our memories and hearts forever.”

Officers are continuing to appeal for any dash cam or CCTV footage that may help assist investigations into the cause of the accident.