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Tributes for Oxfordshire lorry crash victim

image captionNick Kneale's wife said his children were the centre of his world

A driver who died after his car hit a parked lorry in Oxfordshire has been named.

Nick Kneale, 44, from Oxford, died early last Sunday when his Ford Focus collided with a Renault lorry in a layby on the A34 near Kidlington.

Both vehicles caught fire and Mr Kneale was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

His wife, Tania Batelli-Kneale, paid tribute to his "abundant kindness" and "sense of duty".

She said: "Nick was a wonderful and devoted husband, father, friend and teacher.

"His legacy lies in his children, who were the centre of his world, and in the example he set through his sense of duty.

"We will miss deeply his abundant kindness, wise counsel and keen wit."

Following the crash, the road remained closed until 1130 GMT.

A woman also had to be cut free after a second collision in the resulting tailbacks shortly after 0930 GMT.

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