A MAN who was killed in a road crash last week has been named locally as former Evesham schoolboy Hugo Watson.

The 22-year-old was driving a black Volkswagen Golf towards Tewkesbury at about 4.35pm on December 4 when he collided with a white Peugeot Boxer panel van travelling in the opposite direction on the B4077 at Little Washbourne, near Ye Olde Hobnails Inn.

The former Prince Henry’s High School pupil from Tewkesbury was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 38-year-old man from Lower Slaughter, who was driving the van, was taken to Worcester Hospital with injuries which are not considered to be life-threatening Heartfelt tributes were left on Hugo’s facebook wall including from Francesca Venus who said: ‘R.I.P Hugo Watson they always take the best; sleep tight, we will Always love you xxxxxx’.

Kerry Johansen wrote: ‘Why do they always take the best? Its just not fair Hugo Watson u will be missed by so many people.

‘You were one of the nicest, genuine people I’ve ever had the pleasure to know and work with.’ And Thomas William Walker also left a message to his late friend: ‘Don't know what to say, tragic. you will be missed.’ The crash took place on the same stretch of road where Kingham Hill School teacher Julie Stodart-Cook, aged 43, was killed in May after her car left the road and crashed into other cars on the forecourt of Alderton garage near Winchcombe.

Anti-speed campaigners want the speed limit on the road reduced.