THE family of a man who died when his car hit a tree and overturned near Penkridge have spoken of their sadness at his death.
Ian McDonald, 39, of Ingestre Road, Stafford, suffered fatal injuries when his grey BMW 330 was in collision with a tree in Congreve Road, Congreve, between 9.50pm on Tuesday 27 August and 4.50am on Wednesday 28 August.
Ian's mother and father, Christine and Ian, and younger brothers Derek and David, have issued the following family statement:
"Ian was born in Glasgow in 1973 and emigrated with his family to South Africa in 1982. He studied at University in Grahamstown, and after qualifying as a pharmacist he returned to England.
"He came to Stafford 3 years ago and managed the pharmacy at a local health centre in Penkridge. He leaves behind his fiancée Alyson and their son Jack.
"He will be sadly missed by his family and everybody who knew him. Ian's friends and acquaintances are welcome to attend his funeral service, which will be held at Stafford Crematorium on Friday 6 September at 1pm. We request that no flowers are given but instead we welcome donations to the cystic fibrosis trust."
Mr McDonald had contacted family on his drive home at 10pm to tell them he would be delayed, but his car was not found until 4.50am by a passing motorist.
Police are urging any witnesses to the crash to contact them by calling 101 and quoting incident number 68 of August 28.