Tributes have been paid to a father who died in a collision on the A12. 

Steve Bint, 59, of Colchester, died after his Ford Mondeo left the road and collided with a tree between Kelvedon and Marks Tey on Sunday.

His wife, Sue, made the following tribute on behalf of his family: "Steve was an amazing person and a dearly loved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.

"Steve believed in 'working to live' and planned to retire this year following 42 years working for the Royal London & FOS.

"He was a huge music and sports fan and loved watching West Ham win and going to quizzes.

"He was the best kind of person anyone could imagine; warm, generous, fun-loving, intelligent and so full of love. Steve will be dearly missed by everyone, particularly his wife and two sons.

"The family request to be left alone and allowed to grieve at this very difficult time.”

Police are continuing to appeal for any witnesses to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or email