Tribute to William Beal, 21, who died after the A30 collision

The family of a 21-year-old who died after an accident on the A30 in Salisbury say he was “deeply loved as a son, brother, friend and soldier”.

William Beal, died in a single-vehicle collision in the early hours of Monday August 29.

A tribute from his family said: “He was dearly loved as a son, brother, friend and soldier.

“Words cannot describe how much he will be missed by his family and friends and how devastating the loss is.

“William will always be remembered and loved by many.

“William’s family appreciates all messages of love and support, and it is the family’s wish that their privacy be respected as they try to come to terms with their grief.”

Private Beal served in the Royal Dragoon Guards and was based in Warminster.

Emergency services were called for the single vehicle collision on the A30 at around 2.10am on August 29.

Wiltshire Police say that for reasons currently unknown, a vehicle left the carriageway in a slight right-hand bend and collided with a hedge and a telegraph pole, causing the car to roll.

The 21-year-old, who was off duty at the time of the incident, died at the scene.

An army spokesman said: “It is with sadness that we confirm the death of Cavalier William Beal of the Royal Dragoon Guards on August 29. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time.”