THE family of a woman motorist killed in a collision with a rubbish lorry at Timsbury have paid tribute to her.

Margaret Stone (pictured) died on Monday morning after her blue Vauxhall Meriva collided with the truck on Yokesford Hill between Bunney Lane and Jinny Lane. Firefighers cut her from her car, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

In a statement, the family of the 75-year-old from Leckford, said: “Margaret was full of life and was always an active member of her community, from her early days in the Girl’s Brigade, through to her time as Akela in the Scouting movement, and as a volunteer at Cherry Orchard care home in Andover.

“With her husband of 44 years, Michael, she was a keen member of churches in Leckford and Romsey, the support they received from these communities was brilliant and valued.

“Since losing Michael five years ago, Margaret had been making a new life for herself and was in the process of moving to Romsey.

“She loved travel and enjoyed good food and quality time with friends and family and will be sorely missed by the many people whose lives she touched.”

Police are still investigating the collision, and anyone with any information should contact Sgt Glen Barham at Totton on 101, quoting Operation Ashgill.