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Funeral held for North Leigh crash victim Richard Reed

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Image caption Richard Reed was killed when the car he was travelling in hit a tree

More than 200 people have attended the funeral of a 26-year-old man who died in a car crash in Oxfordshire.

Richard Reed was killed when a car he was a passenger in hit a tree alongside the A4095 Woodstock Road in North Leigh, Witney, on 2 November.

His family described him as an immensely popular person following the service at Oxford Crematorium.

"Richard will be so very much missed and we will never see that beautiful infectious smile again," they said.

In the statement from parents John, Angela and brother, Martyn, they added: "Such was the popularity of Richard, the service at the crematorium was attended by over 200 friends and family.

"Richard worked at Mercedes-Benz in Kidlington and was well liked by all his friends and colleagues there.

"A reception in honour of Richard was held afterwards at the Red Lion in Eynsham and due to his immense popularity was bursting at the seams."

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses who saw the Vauxhall Astra or the crash, which happened at 17:30 BST.

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