The family of a man who died in a collision on the A6 motorway on Monday have paid tribute to "a family man" who "would give you his last penny."
42-year-old Paul Ross was killed in a road traffic collision whilst travelling home to the North East after finishing work.
A statement from Mr Ross' family reads as follows:
“A family man who spent most of his life working away from home. He loved to socialise with his family and friends, and singing was one of his big passions.
"He loved a bit of karaoke and watching Newcastle United. He was a bit of a boyo in his time, but would give you his last penny. He was so kind hearted and generous.
“Paul had a fantastic personality and was the life and soul of the party.
"He had the most contagious laugh and the warmest smile ever.
"He was well liked and respected by family, friends and colleagues.
"He is terribly missed by all who knew him and was sadly taken before his time.
"Only God takes the finest and Paul was certainly that.”