RELATIVES have paid tribute to a recently-widowed pensioner who died after an accident on a Hampshire motorway.

Zoe Eleanor Maclennan, 90, of Ashley Heath in Dorset, died following a single-vehicle collision on the M27 at Cadnam on October 23.

In a statement issued through Hampshire police her family said: “We are deeply shocked and saddened by her sudden passing, not long after the bereavement of losing her husband.

“Zoe will be greatly missed by her son and daughter, granddaughters and all those who loved her.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Hampshire emergency services for all their efforts after arriving promptly at the scene.”

Police say investigations into the exact circumstances of the collision are ongoing.

As reported in the Daily Echo, officers were called to a single-vehicle collision at junction 1 of the M27.

The accident involved a blue Honda Jazz which collided with a tree on the eastbound slipway.

Anyone with information can call police on 101, quoting reference number 44190379830.