TRIBUTES have been paid to a former Royal Fusilier with a "beautiful soul" who was killed after his car crashed into a parked lorry near Stonehenge yesterday morning.

Kizito Ssewanyana, who was working as an officer at HM Prison Erlestoke at the time of his death, died at the scene on the A303, between the Countess and Longbarrow roundabouts, at around 6.30am.

The 34-year-old leaves behind a wife and two children.

Salisbury Journal:

A tribute from his family said: "We have lost a father, husband, brother, son and a friend with a beautiful soul, passionate and extremely promising with so much more to do.

"Friends and family knew Kizito as the kindest Dad and the best husband ever.

"He always thought of others before himself. He served his country above himself. His death has left a massive hole in our lives and we will miss him forever.

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"He joined the British Army and served with diligence in the Royal Fusiliers Regiment. At the time of his death, Kizito was serving as a Prison Officer with Her Majesty’s Prisons Service Erlestoke.

"We would like to thank the emergency services who rushed to the scene of the accident and attended Kizito. They did their best to save his life.

"Our thanks also go to everyone in the community who kindly supported us yesterday and continue to do so at this difficult time."

Wiltshire Police says that the investigation into the "circumstances of the collision" is ongoing.

Officers are encouraging anyone with information to come forward, by calling 101 with any information.