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Family pays tribute to man 'who lit up lives'

Mr McMahon's car was involved in a multi-vehicle collision Credit: Kent Police

The family of a man who died following a collision on the A225 Shoreham Road near Eynsford in Kent have have paid tribute to 'a man who lit up the lives of all who met him.’

John McMahon was driving a gold Citroen Saxo which was involved in a collision with three other cars at just after 7am on Thursday 16 November.

Officers attended the scene with ambulance crews where Mr McMahon, who was aged 52 and from the Erith area, was pronounced dead at the scene.

It is with deep sadness that John has tragically passed away and left a much loved and devastated wife, son and family behind.

He was a happy, hard-working, fun-loving family man who lit up the lives of all who met him.

John has left a huge void in everyone’s hearts, which can never be filled. He will be sorely missed by all.

– John's family

Kent Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the collision, which as well as Mr McMahon’s car included a silver Honda, a grey Toyota Hi-Lux and a blue Vauxhall Corsa

A man in his 30s, also from the London area, remains in a London hospital with injuries that are described as serious.

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit would like to speak any witnesses who have not yet been in touch and who may have seen the vehicles immediately before or during the collision.