Published: 06:00, 11 August 2021
| Updated: 15:15, 11 August 2021
The family of a driver killed in a head-on collision have paid tribute to him.
Shane Scott died when his grey Ford Fiesta was involved in a collision with an oncoming vehicle in Minster Road, Minster, at around 9.30pm on Friday, August 6.
The accident in which the driver and passenger of a white Jaguar XE were taken to hospital, was half a mile from Mr Scott's parents' home near Banner Way.
Mr Scott had travelled from his home in Lincoln the night before to take his daughter for a meal after she had graduated from university and had been staying with them.
Mr Scott grew up on the Isle of Sheppey and was a former Minster comprehensive pupil before going to college to train as a carpenter.
The 45-year-old is survived by his parents Vivienne Scott and Arthur Scott. He leaves four sisters, two brothers and four children – two girls and two boys – aged between three and 28.
Speaking about the heartbreaking loss, Mr Scott's father Arthur said: "It was such a shock, especially being so close to us. He was with us before it happened and then popped out and that's when it happened.
"We were in bed just after midnight and had a knock at the door when police asked to come in and we knew it wasn't good news.
"I just knew it was going to be the worst thing you can think of."
Mr Scott's mother Vivienne added: "He was a bubbly person and loved everyone.
"He always wanted to help whether it be something big or just popping down to Tesco for some milk.
"He was always happy to help others."
The family has been inundated with messages and tributes about their popular son.
Mr Scott senior added: "He was such a loveable guy. He would do anything for anyone. He was so popular and had so many friends."
Flowers have been laid at the junction of Banner Way near where the accident happened.
One note from Mr Scott's daughter Chelsie said: "It still seems so unreal that you're gone. I'm so glad I got to spend your last day with you.
"I will treasure our memories forever. I love you always. Lots of love, your 'babygirl' Chelsie."
Police are still investigating the crash and what happened that night. They have asked anyone with information to come forward.
A spokesman for Kent Police said: "Just before 9.40pm it is believed a grey Ford Fiesta was travelling along Minster Road when it collided head-on with a white Jaguar XE.
"Officers would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the collision or may have any dashcam footage of the vehicles prior to the collision."
Witnesses should call the appeal line on 01622 798538, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting reference SM/RF/76/21.