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Maidstone: Family of Dover man Phil Edbrooke-Childs pay tribute following car crash

The family of a man who died when the car he was driving was involved in a collision with a tanker has paid tribute to a devoted husband, son, brother, uncle and friend.

Phil Edbrooke-Childs, from Dover, was driving a red Nissan Qashqai when his car collided with a silver petrol tanker in Hermitage Lane, Maidstone, on Monday.

Emergency services, including an air ambulance and specialist ambulance response team, were called but the 36-year-old tragically died at the scene.

Phil Edbrooke-Childs was killed in a car crash
Phil Edbrooke-Childs was killed in a car crash

In a statement, his family said he was loved by all who knew him.

They added: "His constant smile, infectious happiness, laughter and outgoing personality will live forever in our hearts and minds.

"He always enjoyed trying new things and had a great sense of adventure in living life to the full.

The road was closed while officers investigated
The road was closed while officers investigated

"He would do anything for anyone and will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate enough to have been part of his life."

Mr Edbrooke-Childs was managing director of Kent and Medway Health Informatics Service, a technology provider for the NHS, since 2013.

His most recent success had been the development of a pioneering new app to help parents with newborn babies, called Born to Move.

Among his hobbies were photography, cooking and graphic design.

Police are currently investigating the crash and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to call the serious collision investigation unit on 01622 798538 quoting 04-0242.

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