A MOTHER has paid a heartbreaking tribute to a "cheeky, funny" 21-year-old man who was killed in a late-night crash on a Hampshire road.

Jasper Collins, of Ringwood Road, Bransgore, died after his white Volkswagen Scirocco hit a tree on Crow Lane, Ringwood, at about 2am on Tuesday.

He was rushed to Southampton General Hospital but died shortly afterwards.

His mum Anne said: “As you can imagine, we are devastated, heartbroken. No words can sum it up. Just 21 years old, now forever young.

"Thank you for your kind words, they do mean so much. It helps to receive them.

"Jasper was truly a good boy – I would say that wouldn’t I, but it is so true.

"Adrian and I were incredibly proud of him. So kind, cheeky, funny, and such a dear friend to so many.

"I am told the pub was absolutely full all day yesterday as they gathered to be a comfort to each other.

"I’ve seen the videos cheering him and the flowers and the cushion Jasper made for Jack, which was so typical of Jasper’s humour.

"A tragic car accident but please do know and take comfort that Jasper was asleep immediately and had no pain.

"I was by his side in hospital and all the staff at Southampton General Hospital were truly amazing. Our thanks to them all for all they did to try to help him.

"Our love to all his family and friends, who are all going to miss him so much."

Police are investigating the crash and anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting reference number 44170304869, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.