The family of a man tragically killed in a roadside collision have paid tribute to their 'kind hearted' son, brother, grandson, cousin and nephew.

Essex Police has provisionally named the victim of Sunday's incident as 23-year-old Andrew Cheffins.

Mr Cheffins was found on Braintree Road, Halstead, at 2.30am after being hit by a car.

In a statement, his sister Madelynn, said: “Today life has played one of the cruellest tricks imaginable.

“We have lost our beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend in a tragic accident.

“Andrew was a beautiful, kind-hearted, gentle soul who would do anything for his family and friends.

“Andrew was truly unique, literally one in a million, with some weird, yet wonderful ways but we wouldn’t have wanted him any other way.

“Words can’t describe how much we’ll miss him.”

Essex Police has confirmed enquiries are ongoing and is appealing for information from anyone who may have witnessed the incident leading to the death of Mr Cheffins. 

A spokesman said: "Anyone with information about Andrew’s movements on Saturday night and Sunday morning is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101."

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