Passenger killed in A66 crash named as Jerome Gonnet

Jerome Gonnet
Image caption Mr Gonnet's family said they had shared good times with him before his death

The son of a 53-year-old passenger who died in a three-car crash on Teesside has paid tribute to his father.

Jerome Gonnet died in the collision on the A66 eastbound carriageway near Stockton last Wednesday night.

His son Clement described his father as a man who "appreciated the good things in life".

During the pile-up four other people were hurt, but their injuries were not thought to be "life-threatening", Cleveland Police said.

'Shaped me'

Mr Clement said the death was a "shock", but that the family had had a "a great time" with him before his death.

A statement from Clement Gonnet, released by Cleveland Police, said: "He has taught me how to live a good life, deal with my own emotions, engage with other people, appreciate the good things in life and enjoy and observe nature.

"His death is definitely a shock to us all as a family, but we had such a great time with him before he passed away, life moves on - papa shaped me as a man."

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