Tributes to Macclesfield 'storm crash' driver Dan Barlow

Dan Barlow Image copyright Lee Avison photography
Image caption Dan Barlow dedicated his life to helping others, his family said

A man who died in a car crash, after apparently swerving to avoid a tree blown down in high winds, "devoted his life to helping others," his family have said.

Dan Barlow, 33, died when his VW Golf collided with a Range Rover in Lower Withington, Cheshire, on Thursday.

Cheshire Police said it was "highly likely" a tree partially blocking the road fell during the earlier winds.

His family said the father-of-two, who worked as a nurse, was "dearly loved".

Image caption Dan Barlow was killed in the crash in Cheshire

In a statement they added that he was a "dedicated and loving family man" and a keen mountain biker and musician.

A 46-year-old woman who was a passenger in the Range Rover suffered serious but not life threatening injuries, the fire service said.

The driver of the Range Rover, a 43-year-old woman, was not seriously injured.

Winds of up to 100mph (160km/h) battered the North West on Wednesday night, resulting in many roads closing due to fallen trees and debris.

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