The grieving family of man who died following a single-vehicle crash have paid tribute to their loved one as police confirmed his identify this evening (Monday, March 4).

Nathan Hindmarsh, of Stockton, was the sole occupant of the Mercedes involved in the incident which happened at 00.40am on Sunday March 3.

The 35-year-old was taken to James Cook University Hospital and was pronounced dead that evening.

His family said in a statement: “Nathan was a much-loved son, grandson, brother, uncle, nephew and cousin who will always be in our hearts and never forgotten."

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Yarm Road in Stockton was closed off to motorists just before 1am on Sunday (March 3) following the collision at its junction with Ashville Avenue.

Pictures show police and the ambulance service in the area, where a vehicle was pictured on its side.

A Cleveland Police spokesperson said: "Enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the collision are continuing, and police would again appeal for anyone who saw a white Mercedes AMG E250 travelling between Yarm High Street and the location of the collision in Eaglescliffe from just before half past midnight."

Police are also appealing for anyone with information or doorbell, dashcam or CCTV from along the route to contact Cleveland Police on the 101 number.

Callers are asked to quote ref 038781.

The Northern Echo: Tributes have been paid to Nathan Hindmarsh