A family has paid tribute to a driver who was killed after crashing into a tree. 

Lee Manners, 24, from Croxley Green, lost his life after a black Honda Civic left the road and went into the tree on Monday, November 4.

The incident happened in Sarratt Road around 9.15pm.

Mr Manners had worked at Heathrow Airport for several years before achieving his boyhood dream of qualifying as a commercial pilot.

In a statement, Mr Manners’ family said: “Lee was a much loved son/brother and he will be dearly missed by his heartbroken family and friends.

“Lee had always lived in Croxley Green where he attended the local schools and played for Croxley Guild Cricket Club.

“He was also a keen golfer and enjoyed the challenge of playing at lots of different courses.

“Everyone who knew Lee spoke of his huge smile and his sense of humour.

“The family have been overwhelmed by the cards, flowers and messages and would like to thank everyone for their support.”

No other vehicles were involved in the incident.