Paul Armstrong death: Car crash victim was 'brilliant dad'
A man who died when his car came off the road in County Durham, has been described as a "fun-loving and brilliant dad."
Paul Armstrong was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on the A688 near Staindrop early on Sunday.
Police are still investigating how the 34-year-old from Cockfield lost control of his Ford Mondeo at Dunhouse Quarry.
Mr Armstrong's mother Kathleen said he was well-liked in the village and would be "sadly missed."
A stretch of the A688 was closed for more than four hours after the crash at 05:45 BST on Sunday.
Mrs Armstrong said: "Paul was a brilliant dad to his three children, Brandon, Grace and Max and loved spending time with all of them. He was a good son and brother.
"Paul was a carefree, fun-loving, happy man, who loved to play and watch football and played five-a-side on a Sunday morning.
"He was well liked within the village and had a large circle of friends."
Durham Police has appealed for witnesses.