The family of an “inspiring” man from Watford who died in a five-car crash have paid tribute to him.

Derrick McIntyre, 66, was pronounced dead at the scene after a collision on the A41 North Western Avenue at around 7.30am on Friday, February 2. 

His family said: “Our dad, Derrick McIntyre, was a proud dad, husband, brother, son, uncle, grandfather and friend. He had a passion for music, playing the bass guitar for most of his life and blessing tracks with his groovy bassline for folks such as Jamiroquai, Roy Ayers, Beverley Knight and many more.

Watford Observer: Derrick McIntyre's family have paid tribute to him.Derrick McIntyre's family have paid tribute to him. (Image: Herts Police)

“Dad was a great man who influenced many that came into contact with him, inspiring and encouraging every chance he could.

“No amount of words can sum up just how special our dad was to us all - not only within our individual bonds, but as a whole. We will forever miss his love, humour and presence and will continue to spread his light. Until we meet again.”

The vehicles involved were Derrick’s bronze Vauxhall Astra, a silver Honda Jazz, silver Chevrolet Orlando, blue Ford Focus and white Mercedes GLC.

Following the collision, two people were also taken to hospital for further treatment.

Detective Sergeant Craig Wheeler, from the road policing unit, said: “Our thoughts remain with Derrick’s family and friends at this sad time.

“Our officers are continuing to establish the full circumstances of this incident, and we are still appealing for information."

Witnesses and those with dashcam footage can report it to police by calling non-emergency number 101, quoting Op Tuello.