THE family of a Poole man killed in a crash last weekend has described him as a "loving son, brother, dad, granddad, uncle, cousin and friend to all".

Steven Cook, 45, died in the horror crash on the A37 near Dorchester on the night of Friday, May 8.

He was driving a blue Volkswagen Transporter van that was involved in a collision with a black Volkswagen Golf.

The crash happened three miles north of Grimstone on Break Heart Hill.

Louiza, Covey, 25 and from Bridport, was also killed. She was a passenger in the VW Golf.

Four other people were seriously injured in the collision, including the passenger of the Volkswagen Transporter, a 37-year-old woman from Poole, who remains in a life-threatening condition.

Steven lived in Poole and worked for the Borough of Poole.

In a statement, his family said: “Steven was a loving son, brother, dad, granddad, uncle, cousin and friend to all.

“He loved spending time with his family, especially his granddaughter.

“He lived his life to the full and enjoyed his charity work, raising money for Help for Heroes and collecting bottle tops and stamps to raise money for various other charities.

“Steven was a keen cyclist and raised money for Help for Heroes on their Hero Rides. He was a member of the Army Cadets when he was at school and enjoyed getting out and about looking at local military history.

“He also enjoyed his job with the council and took pride in helping to keep the local area clean and tidy.

“Steven will be greatly missed by all who knew him and loved him and will always be in our thoughts.”

Officers from Dorset Police’s Traffic Unit are continuing to investigate the cause of the collision and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Police Sergeant Joe Pardey, of Dorset Police’s Traffic Unit, said: “I am particularly keen to hear from the driver of a car that was travelling southbound and arrived shortly after the collision.

"This car skidded off the road before turning around and driving away. The driver and occupants of this car may have information that could assist my investigation and I urge them to please get in contact.

“All calls will be treated in strict confidence.”

The driver of the Volkswagen Golf – a 28-year-old man from Newton Abbot ¬ and two other passengers, a 28-year-old man from Exeter and a 26-year-old woman from the Bridport area, sustained serious life-changing injuries.

All four remain in hospital receiving treatment.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101, quoting incident number 8:422. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111, where mobile phone tariffs may apply.