THE family of a 20-year-old man who died when a lorry overturned on the Avon Ring Road say his death “has left a massive hole in everyone’s heart”.
Tyler Carley, who lived in Thornbury, was a passenger in a scaffolding lorry which overturned on the A4174 near Mangotsfield on the evening of December 5.
He died at the scene of the crash.
Tyler’s family say he will be “hugely missed”.
In a tribute released through Avon & Somerset police, they said: “Sadly, our whole world got turned upside down on December 5 when we lost our beautiful boy Tyler.
“He was only just 20 and had so many plans in life still and loads of festivals booked.
“Tyler loved going out with his friends and enjoyed playing and watching football. He loved his holidays with friends and family and had a big one planned for his 21st and mum Gemma’s 40th birthday.
“He went to work that morning fully intending to come home and had texted his mum just 45 minutes before the accident.
“Tyler will always be hugely missed by his mum Gemma, dad Mark, brother Kylan, sisters Skye and Ronnie-Irene, step-dad Matt, step-mum Tracey and all of his family and friends.
“His death has left a massive hole in everyone’s heart.”
The 37-year-old driver of the lorry was treated in hospital for minor injuries before being arrested in connection with the incident and taken into custody.
He was then released under investigation while further enquiries take place.
Police say no other vehicles are believed to have been involved in the incident.
Anyone with information who has yet to come forward is being asked to call the police on 101 and give the incident reference number 5223 297 300.
A fundraising campaign in Tyler’s memory to help pay the costs of his funeral was launched online and has raised more than £8,900.
More than 640 friends and well-wishers donated towards the Gofundme campaign.
It was organised by family friend Sammie England, who said: “Our thoughts and prayers are with his parents, siblings and the rest of the family at this very difficult time.
“The unexpected loss of a child is hard at any time but with it being right before Christmas, I’m hoping to raise as much as possible to give this beautiful boy the send off he deserves.”
The Voice is sharing the details of the fundraiser with the agreement of Sammie and Tyler’s family.
The page can be found at tinyurl.com/2x46p82h.