Family tribute to A53 crash victim

Thomas Chevins
Image caption Thomas Chevins was captain of his local hockey side

The family of a man who was killed when his car hit a tree say they will sorely miss the hockey captain who "lived life to the full".

Thomas Chevins, 23, of Buntingsdale Road, Market Drayton, Shropshire, died when his red BMW crashed on the A53 in the early hours of Friday.

Only one vehicle was involved in the incident between Market Drayton and the Staffordshire village of Loggerheads.

Mr Chevins' family said he was "an intelligent and handsome young man".

In a statement they said: "His passions included writing novels and playing hockey.

"He captained his University team to victory in 2011 and in his return to Market Drayton threw himself into the local hockey club, where he started up, and captained the third XI with a great youth policy.

"He had recently taken the first steps on the ladder to the career he loved.

"He will be sorely missed by his dad Mike, mum Heather, three younger brothers Jordan, Alfie and Harry along with all his extended family and friends.

"He arranged hockey tours and in a quote from Festour: 'He has left us for the ultimate festival in the sky'.

"Work like a captain, play like a pirate."

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