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The family of a man who died in a collision in the Penkridge area have paid tribute to him.
Police were called at 7.45pm on Saturday (9 April) to Pottal Pool Road, at the junction of the A34, following reports of a one-vehicle collision.
Officers attended and a black Honda CRV was found in collision with a lamppost.
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue attended the scene as did ambulance crews.
Sadly, 32-year-old James Poynton, the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, was pronounced dead by paramedics a short time later.
In a statement, James' family said: “James was a former pupil of Cannock Chase High School who went on to have a successful career with Network Rail at Stafford.
"He was a loving son, a very caring and kind natured man, with a very big heart.
"He had a family who adored him and whom he adored.
"This is a huge loss to everyone who knew and loved him.
"He leaves behind a devastated family who wish to be left to grieve in peace at this sad time.”
The family continue to be supported by specially-trained officers at this difficult time.
A file will shortly be prepared for HM Coroner.
Officers continue to appeal for information relating to the collision.
Anyone who saw what happened or who may have relevant CCTV or dashcam footage is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on Facebook, Twitter, or call 101, quoting incident number 719 of 9 April.
Alternatively, email the collision investigation unit directly at [email protected] .
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