Family ‘inundated with tributes’ to car crash victim Ryan Carney

October 31, 2013
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The family of a chef who died in a road accident have paid tribute to a “talented young man”.

Ryan Carney, aged 21, who lived in Kings Road, Haslemere, was found in his crashed car by a passing motorist in West Sussex on Monday October 21.

His Peugeot 106 left the B2131 Liphook Road near Lynchmere. It is thought the crash happened early in the morning but the vehicle was not discovered until just before midday.

Ryan, affectionately known as ‘Rhino’ to his family, was a chef at the Links pub in Liphook and a member of Midhurst Rugby Club, where a minute’s silence was held in his honour last Saturday.

The snowsports lover was preparing to embark on “yet another” adventurous season in the Montgenèvre resort on the border between France and Italy.

Ryan’s parents, Simon and Maria, speaking on behalf of the family, said; “We have great memories of Rhino, an intelligent and talented young man who was always fun to be around whatever the occasion.

“A son and brother we can be very proud of. We have been inundated with tributes from his friends and work colleagues, and it has been a great consolation to learn just how highly regarded he was by so many people.”

Ryan’s former headteacher at Churcher’s College in Petersfield, Simon Williams, said: “It is always desperately tragic when anyone so young dies and though it is some five years since Ryan left Churcher’s, there are still many here who remember him most fondly and especially his joie de vivre.

“When he was here he was renowned as someone with great energy and very much a centre of the social life of the school.

“Our deepest and heartfelt sympathies go out to Ryan’s family and friends at this terribly sad time.”

Sergeant Rob Baldwin said the investigation into the circumstances of the collision that led to Ryan’s death was continuing.

He said: “We would like to speak with anyone who may have seen Ryan’s green Peugeot 106 being driven between Liphook and Haslemere.

“We are also keen to speak with any local resident or business who may have a CCTV camera recording which shows the B2070 Portsmouth Road just south of Liphook, or the B2131 Haslemere Road running east from the village”.

Anyone who wishes to express their sympathy is asked to do so by contributing to Ryan’s favourite charity – Disability Snowsport UK – at www.justgiving.com/ryancarney. So far almost £2,500 has been donated.

Article source: http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/local-news/family-inundated-tributes-car-crash-6260280


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