TRIBUTES have been paid to the pedestrian who died during a crash in Hartley Wintney.

David Corfield, 81, of Old Potbridge Road, Winchfield, died during the incident which took place on Monday, 4 June.

Police where called to the scene shortly before 12.30pm, where Mr Corfield was involved in a collision with a heavy goods vehicle, in the High Street and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A statement from Mr Corfield’s family paying tribute to him has now been released.

The statement read: “David Corfield was a much-loved husband, father and grandfather with a wide circle of friends.  He served the local community as Churchwarden and Treasurer at St Mary’s Church, Winchfield, for over 30 years.  

“The many candles lit at St Mary’s and St John’s churches are testament to the esteem in which he was held in the local community. After a long career in insurance, he became chairman of EADA (English Amateur Dancesport Association), represented England on the World Dancesport Federation and was, with his wife, Mary, a talented ballroom dancing competitor for over 50 years, representing his country and winning the first over 50s Open British Championship at Blackpool in 1998.

“The family would like to thank the community and emergency services for their support in such difficult circumstances, particularly those who helped at the time.  

“His sense of humour, natural energy and generosity will be sadly missed by all those who came into contact with him.”

An ongoing investigation has been launched into the circumstances which led to Mr Corfield’s death, and officers are appealing to any witnesses who have any information.

If anybody saw the incident, they are asked to contact the police on 101 quoting Operation Headquarters.