Martin Stansfield who died in crash was 'kindest' man

Martin Stansfield
Image caption The road was closed for seven hours for a police investigation

A man who died in a head-on road collision in Devon has been described by his family as "one of the kindest people you could ever wish to meet".

Martin Stansfield, 50, from Torrington, was driving a Citroen Saxo when it was in collision with a Ford people carrier at Weare Giffard on Monday.

Police said a lorry driver had been interviewed in connection with the incident.

Mr Stansfield's family said: "He was famous for his hugs and smile."

Mr Stansfield, who was the sole occupant in his car, was pronounced dead at the scene between Bideford and Torrington.

His family said: "He will live on in the hearts of those that knew him, passing on the joy that he created."

Police said three of six occupants in the people carrier were still in hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The road was closed for seven hours for a police investigation.

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