Kent

Family tribute to overturned car crash victim in Hoo

Jon Draper
Image caption Jon Draper was described by his family as a very popular man

Tributes have been paid to a man who died when his car overturned and left the road in an accident in Kent.

Jon Draper, 27, from Allhallows, was travelling northbound in Roper's Lane, Hoo, on Saturday when the accident happened.

His family said in a statement that he would be sadly missed.

Mr Draper worked as a trainee electrician for Daletech at the Heron Tower in central London.

'Sense of pride'

His family said: "The loyalty and the love all of his friends have shown has been overwhelming. So far there have been 65 bouquets of flowers left for him and the cards are piling up.

"Everyone remembers his smile and so many people have said that they remember how Jon made everyone feel better about themselves.

"We are overwhelmed at the kindness and support that everyone is giving us. The tributes that are being left for Jon fill us with such a sense of pride.

"He was always a popular lad, but we never realised just how popular he was."

Image caption Floral tributes were left at the scene of the accident in Roper's Lane

The family also thanked the emergency services for helping them come to terms with their loss.

Mr Draper leaves parents, Tracy Hudson and Mick Draper, step father Steve Hudson and five brothers and sisters.

Following the incident two other men in the vehicle, also in their 20s, were treated in hospital for minor injuries.

Kent Police appealed for anyone who saw the accident to come forward.

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