Father-of-four, 45, is killed in crash after 200-mile drive

Father-of-four, 45, is killed in crash after 200-mile drive to celebrate his daughter’s graduation

  • Shane Scott, 45, died when his grey Ford Fiesta collided with an oncoming car
  • He had been staying with his parents after travelling from his home in Lincoln
  • Night before he died he took his daughter out for dinner to celebrate graduation 

A proud father has been killed in a head-on collision a day after driving 200 miles to celebrate his daughter’s graduation from university. 

Shane Scott, 45, died when his grey Ford Fiesta collided with an oncoming car half a mile from his parents’ home in Minster, Kent.

He had been staying with his parents after travelling from his home in Lincoln the night before to take his daughter out for a meal.

Flowers have been laid at the junction of Banner Way close to where the accident happened at 9.30pm on Friday night.

One note, from his 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.’

Shane Scott, 45, died when his grey Ford Fiesta collided with an oncoming car half a mile from his parents’ home near Banner Way, Minster, Kent

Speaking about the heart-breaking loss, his father Arthur said: ‘It was such a shock, especially being so close to us.

‘He was with us 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 someone whether it be something big or just popping down to Tesco for some milk. He was always happy to help others.’

Mr Scott grew up on the Isle of Sheppey and was a former Minster comprehensive pupil, before he went to college and completed his qualifications to become a carpenter.

He has two sisters and two brothers and leaves four children – two girls and two boys – aged between three and 20.

The family have been inundated with messages and tributes about their popular son.

Mr Scott spent the previous day with his daughter Chelsie (pictured) to celebrate her graduation from university

His father added: ‘He was such a lovable guy. He would do anything for anyone. He was so popular and had so many friends.’

Police are still investigating the crash and have asked anyone with information to come forward.

The driver and passenger of the other car, a white Jaguar XE, were taken to hospital.

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.’

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