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Tribute paid to Storm Ciara victim who died in crash near Basingstoke

Ken Macartney died after a tree fell on his car on the A33. Picture credits: Hampshire Police

A family have paid tribute to a man who died, after a tree fell on his car near Basingstoke during Storm Ciara earlier this month (February 2020).

Kenneth Macartney, 58, of Popham Court Road, Micheldever, was driving on the A33 from Winchester to Micheldever when the tree hit his car at around 4pm on 9 February 2020.

Mr Macartney was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Paying tribute to him today, his family said:

“Ken was born in Belfast in 1961. He moved to England when he was 18 and pursued a career in retail. 

“He married in 2000 and has a wife Mandy and step daughter Laura. 

“He is the owner of Pavilion a clothes shop in Winchester and was a prominent member of the Winchester BID. 

“He was proud of Winchester, where he lived happily for 25 years. 

“He was passionate about his family, dogs, football and chocolate and he will be sorely missed by everybody that knew and loved him.”

His family have been supported by specialist officers.

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