The devastated family of a man killed in a horror crash on the M40 have paid tribute to the "kind, happy and hardworking" father of three. 

Pete Chamberlain, from Thame, died on Wednesday, September 18, when the van driver was involved in a crash on the London-bound carriageway between junction 2 for Beaconsfield and junction 1a for the M25. 

The van Pete was driving left the road and crashed into trees and fencing. He sadly died at the scene. 

In a heartbreaking tribute to the 38-year-old, his family said: "Pete was a loving husband and best friend to his wife Gemma and Daddy to Chloe, Rosie and Zac.

“Pete was a kind, happy and hard-working man who was tragically taken from us far too soon and a huge hole is now left in our hearts.

"We would like to thank everyone for all the kind words and support at this difficult time.

“Pete, sleep tight our angel – we love and miss you so much.”

A 26-year-old man from Slough who was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a crash has been released on police bail until October 17.