TRIBUTES have been paid to a "wonderful" mum who was one of three killed in a four-vehicle smash last month.
Alex Britton, 28, died following the crash on the A303 near Andover, Hampshire, along with "kind-hearted" recovery driver Tom Watson, 30, and 50-year-old Tina Ince who had a "heart of gold".
All three were driving separate vehicles when the collision happened shortly after 8.40am on August 25 and were pronounced dead at the scene.
Paying tribute to Alex, from Portsmouth, her family described her as "beautiful inside and out".
"She was fun, caring, a joy to be with and a wonderful mother," they said.
"We are all devastated by what has happened. She leaves behind two very young girls and a partner who she was to marry in February.
"Our heartfelt sympathies go to the families of the two kind drivers who tried to help her on the A303, who also lost their lives. Words aren’t enough."
Tina's family also paid tribute to the "kind and generous woman" from Southampton who "died helping people".
They added: "Words do not begin to describe how much she will be missed by those who knew her.
"She was strong, hardworking, and truly one of a kind."
Remembering Tom, from Southampton, his family said: "Our lovely Tom was a kind-hearted, generous man who loved to help people and do anything for his family.
"We are absolutely devastated that he has been taken from us. He was everything to his loving parents, wife and the rest of his family.
"He loved his friends, many of whom are like part of the family.
"He also loved his job as a recovery driver. His best friend also worked in the industry and you couldn’t stop them talking about it when they were together.
"We will all miss him terribly. The fact that Tom is no longer with us will always cause us pain but he will forever be in our hearts until we meet again."
Police were called to a report of a collision involving a Vauxhall Astra, a Mercedes food delivery van, an HGV and a DAF recovery truck.
The A303 was closed for 21 hours following the crash – and the surrounding area was gridlocked.
The HGV driver, a 38-year-old man from Donnington, Shropshire, was arrested on suspicion of drug driving and causing death by dangerous driving.
He has been released under investigation while police enquiries continue.
Hampshire Police urged anyone with information who has not yet come forward to do so by calling 101 and quoting reference number 44210338980.
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