THE wife of a man killed in a car crash during the icy weather conditions has paid tribute to her "amazing" husband.
Steve Bint, 59, died after his Ford Mondeo careered off the A12 and smashed into a tree.
The grandfather was driving along the snow-covered northbound carriageway between Kelvedon and Marks Tey last Sunday when the accident happened at 7.05pm.
His wife Sue said: "Steve was an amazing person and a dearly loved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.
"Steve believed in 'working to live' and planned to retire this year following 42 years working for the Royal London & FOS.
"He was a huge music and sports fan and loved watching West Ham win and going to quizzes.
"He was the best kind of person anyone could imagine; warm, generous, fun-loving, intelligent and so full of love.
"Steve will be dearly missed by everyone, particularly his wife and two sons."
Police are continuing to appeal for any witnesses of the crash to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or e-mail collisionappeal@essex. pnn.police.uk