Family pay tribute to victim of Sixpenny Handley crash

Family pay tribute to victim of Sixpenny Handley crash

Published by Jack Deery at 6:31am 19th February 2020.

Ella Cooper, 37 from Ringwood, was due to be married this year.

Her family has called her loving, generous and smart after she passed away in hospital, a week after a multi-vehicle crash.

Ella's Volkswagen Up BlueMotion collided with a black Audi A3 and a green Isuzu Pick-up near to the Sixpenny Handley roundabout on the 1st February

The full statement says

"Ella was the kind of person you could not forget. She had the amazing ability to make so many feel special.

Every day she lived life in full and made sure her many adventures were experienced with someone she loved. 

Ella was thoughtful, loving, generous, smart, hardworking and fiercely determined in all that she did. 

This year was set to be her best year yet as she looked forward to her wedding.

So much of her life was still left to be fulfilled.

We will miss her contagious energy, happiness and enthusiasm for life. 

She will be missed by all she met, her effect on others was profound.

We love you Ella and the world is a little bit dimmer without you to brighten it."


Ella's friends and family set up a GoFundMe page, which was initially aimed at bringing her sister over from the US to be with her and support her recovery.

The fundraiser was live before she passed away so they decided to give the money to the charities that helped her. 

Ella cooper fundraising page
They raised over their original target

They smashed their £10,000 target, which has gone to the Southampton General Hospital Neurosciences intensive care unit and the Hampshire Air Ambulance.

Donations can still be made.