The family of a “much-loved son, brother, partner and dad” have paid tribute to him following a fatal collision.

Tommy Hindmoor, 19, sadly died following the collision in Cornsay Colliery, County Durham, last Wednesday (November 22).

The incident happened at 5.40pm along Hedleyhill Lane and involved a red Vauxhall Astra and a brown Mitsubishi ASX.

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Paying tribute to their son, his parents said: “Tommy was a much loved and liked young man and dad who had a smile and laugh that would light up any room.

“We are never going to see your beautiful face again.

“We are never going to hear your voice again.

“We are never going to have a whole heart again. “We will never stop looking for you.

“We will never stop talking about you.

“We will never stop loving you.

“Our beautiful, gorgeous Bonny lad.

“We loved you so much Tommy.

"We can’t believe what has happened and are still waiting for you to walk through the door asking: “What you’s stressing about?”

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An investigation has been launched and officers are appealing for anyone with information or dashcam footage to come forward.

If you can help, please call 101 with incident reference number 360 of November 22.