TRIBUTES have been paid to a retired GP who has died in car crash in the New Forest.

Annie Baughan, 61, of The Close, Sway, died at the scene of the collision, which occurred on the A337 between Brockenhurst and Lyndhurst last Thursday.

She was driving a Skoda Fabia which was in collision with a lorry near the entrance to New Park, Brockenhurst - home of the annual New Forest Show.

In a statement her family said: "It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Annie Baughan; beloved wife, mum, sister, auntie and a dear friend to so many.

“Annie was a huge part of community life in Sway and beyond. She practised as a GP in New Milton under her maiden name, Dr Rutherford, until her retirement last year. She is so loved and much missed.”

A police spokesman said investigations into the accident were ongoing.

Anyone who has information about the collision, or has dash cam footage taken at the time, can call police on 101, quoting incident number 44190195019.