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Tributes paid to "brightest star" Abbie

Abbie O'Rourke died in a crash in Hamble on Thursday night Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

The family of a woman who died in a crash in Hamble have paid tribute to her.

18-year-old Abbie O'Rourke of Victoria Road in Netley Abbey was travelling as a passenger in a silver Toyota Aygo, when it hit a tree on School Lane just before 9pm on Thursday night.

Investigations into the collision are ongoing.

The collision happened on School Lane on Thursday night Credit: ITV Meridian

“The entire family have been left totally devastated and heartbroken by Abbie’s tragic death.

“The life of Abbie, who was a beautiful, talented, ambitious, intelligent, kind, giving, loving & so funny daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece and cousin was tragically taken from her.

“A daughter, who any parent would have been proud of, much loved by all; family, friends and work colleagues. Abbie, recently qualified as a practitioner at Hamble Early Years Centre where she loved working with the children. Abbie will be so very sadly missed but never ever forgotten. Abbie will be forever in our hearts and thoughts.

“Heaven has gained the brightest star of all. Thank you to everyone for all their support. It is so very much appreciated.”

– Abbie's family