Tribute has been paid to a motorist who died following a collision on the A34.

Vipin Kumar, 43, of Napier Road, Reading, died as a result of the collision on the A34 southbound at Bullington Cross, on July 3.

Officers were called following the three vehicle incident involving a lorry, a Peugeot van and a Toyota Auris being driven by Mr Kumar.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Today his family have paid tribute to him.

They said: “Vipin was an excellent dad that no one could compete with.

“He was a loving husband and was a mischievous son.

Family statement

Investigations into the exact circumstances of the collision are ongoing.

The driver of the lorry, a 40-year-old man from Huddersfield, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, causing death by driving without due care/consideration while unfit through drugs, driving a motor vehicle with a proportion of specified controlled drug above the specified limit and driving whilst unfit through drink.

He has been released from custody but remains under investigation.