Kent

Man killed in Dover car crash blaze named as Sean Petch

Sean Petch Image copyright Kent Police
Image caption Sean Petch died in the crash on Sunday after his car hit a tree and burst into flames

A motorist killed when his car left the road and struck a tree before catching fire has been named as Sean Petch.

Mr Petch, 23-years-old and from Folkestone, has been described by his family as a "cheeky chappy with an amazing sense of humour".

The former Canterbury College student died at the scene in Alkham Road, between Temple Ewell and Alkham, near Dover at 22:30 GMT on Sunday.

No other vehicles were involved in the incident, a Kent Police spokesman said.

His family said: "He was happy-go-lucky and would go out of his way to help his family and his friends.

"Sean faced many hardships over the past few years, but with sheer determination, and making light of situations, managed to overcome them."

His mother Elaine Wilson, father Graham Petch and sister Carla and brother Liam have issued a statement paying tribute to him.

They said: "'We are all heartbroken. We will miss his company, his sense of humour and that roaring laugh."

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