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Family of Co Durham accident victim pay tribute

Gary (right) is pictured with his son Andrew, 30, who died after battling illness four years ago. Photo: Family photo

The family of a County Durham man who tragically died following a collision with a car have paid tribute to him.

Gary Fleetham, known as Fleety, from West Cornforth was involved in a collision with a silver Toyota Avensis on Pine Road, Ferryhill at about 6.40pm on Sunday, December 3.

Despite medical intervention by the emergency services, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mr Fleetham was 65-years-old and a forklift truck driver at Storage & Handling Equipment Ltd in Billingham.

It is with deepest regret that I announce the death of my husband Gary. He was a much-loved husband, father, grandfather, brother and a friend to everyone he knew. He will be sadly missed. We wish to thank everyone for their support and respectfully ask to be left to grieve in peace.

– Gary's wife, Susan Fleetham