The family of a young man who tragically lost his life in a road traffic accident in Leeds recently have expressed their heartfelt tribute to him.

Joseph Pearson, a 24-year-old resident of Leeds, passed away when the white Renault Kangoo he was driving overturned on Dewsbury Road at 12:40 am last Friday (21/7). The unfortunate incident occurred after a collision with a blue Nissan Micra near the Grovehall Drive junction.

Paying tribute to the father-of-two today, his family said: “Our son Joseph Pearson has been taken from us.

“His family and two young babies will miss him deeply.”

The occupants of the Nissan Micra suffered minor injuries as a result of the collision.

Three people arrested in connection with the collision have been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Officers from West Yorkshire Police’s Major Collision Enquiry team are continuing to establish the circumstances that led to the collision and are asking that anyone who may have witnessed it or who may have dashcam or video footage contact them by calling 101 or go online at quoting reference 13230405441.