TRIBUTES have been paid for a "kind, thoughtful and adoring" man who died in a car crash near Weymouth.

Billy Denton suffered very serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene following an incident on the A354 on March 22.

The 54-year-old had been driving his white Nissan Micra when he was involved with a crash with a white Mercedes.

A woman, travelling with Billy - from Yateley - suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital.

Now, Billy's family has issued the following tribute: “We will treasure the great memories we all shared. He was one of a kind. We could call on him at any time and he always found a solution. He was such a joker and made us all laugh, and he taught us not to take life too seriously. He was a true naturalist, a resourceful, kind and thoughtful partner, dad, brother and adoring grandad to Samuel. His family meant the world to him - we never questioned if he loved or cared for us because he made it so obvious. Not a day will go by that we don't think of him and smile, we'll cherish his memory, he will live on in our hearts and minds. Always."

Sergeant Nikki Burt, of the traffic unit, said: “Our thoughts are with Billy’s family at this extremely difficult time and they are being supported by specially-trained officers.

“We are continuing our investigation to establish the full circumstance of the collision and I would urge anyone who witnessed the incident or has relevant dashcam footage and has not already spoken to police to please contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police via email at or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55200043057.