A 'FUN-LOVING and caring' teenager has been killed in a crash on a major Hampshire road.

Ethan Swallow, 19, was driving a blue BMW 2 Series on the A3(M) southbound at Waterlooville when his car hit a barrier.

He was rushed to Southampton General Hospital but died a short time later.

Now his heartbroken family have paid tribute to him.

They said: "Our beautiful son Ethan William Swallow passed away on the evening of January 4, 2018.

"He is survived by his father Mark, his mother Beverley, his sister Molly, and his brother Charles.

"Ethan loved life and adventure and he adored his family - he will be missed by his many friends and relatives for his fun-loving and caring attitude.

"Ethan always put others first in his life and built a wonderful reputation for himself.

"He will be remembered by all with love and much affection."

Police want to speak to anyone who witnessed the crash or knows what happened.

A Hampshire Constabulary spokesman said: "If you saw what happened or if you saw a blue BMW 2 Series prior to the collision, please get in touch.

"If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference '44180005119', or contact Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111."