Stoke & Staffordshire

Man who died in Staffordshire car crash named

Mark Clinton
Image caption Mark Clinton's parents said he would be greatly missed.

A man who died in a car crash on the A53 near Whitmore, in Staffordshire, has been identified by police.

Father-of-two Mark Clinton, 45, had been living with friends in Leek New Road, Stockton Brook.

Mr Clinton, who originated from Liverpool, had recently been working in north Staffordshire as a chef.

He died on Sunday when a blue VW Passatt he was driving and a silver Ford Fiesta collided. His car left the road, hitting a tree on the verge.

Police said Mr Clinton sustained serious head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver was not injured.

He leaves behind two daughters, aged 14 and 18.

Mr Clinton's parents, Elizabeth and Anthony Clinton, said: "We are devastated by this loss. Mark was an extremely loving son and he will be greatly missed by his family and friends."

The cause of the collision is being investigated and police are appealing for witnesses.

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