A dad of two who was killed in a crash on the A419 last wekend been named in an emotional family tribute. 

Kumarathas Nadarajah, 45, was involved in a crash on the dual carriageway on Sunday morning and was pronounced dead at the scene after emergency services responded. 

His family have now released a statement about his death via Swindon Police, describing him as a much loved "trusted, honest and respectful" family man.

Kumar worked full-time at the Royal Air Force, as well as part-time as a taxi driver and leaves behind two children, aged 12 and nine. 

The statement from his family shared by Swindon Police said: "Kumarathas, who was lovingly known as Kumar, was a real family man.

"Everything he did was for his family and his two children who are only 12 and 9

"Kumar was a really hard worker; not only did he have a full-time job with the Royal Air Force, but he also worked as a part-time taxi driver and he volunteered at the Harbour Project for two years as a rehabilitation counsellor.

"He also volunteered in the Tamil community in Swindon where taught mathematics for GCSE students.

"Kumar obtained a Batchelors of Science degree in computing engineering in Sri Lanka where he is originally from and then obtained his Masters of Science degree at the University of East London."

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"He was a very sociable person who had lots of friends in the community, Kumar always had time for everyone.

"He loved speaking to his neighbours and anyone who came to visit.

"Kumar loved pets and kept fish, chickens and his beloved German Shepherd dog Rocky.

"Kumar was the most trusted, honest and respectful man who was also well respected by all.

"His family would like to thank the local community for all their support at this tragic time."

A man in his 20s was arrested by Wiltshire Police on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, as well as drug driving, after the crash. Police said on Monday he had been released under investigation.

On Sunday night, Wiltshire Specialist Ops posted an emotional plea onto Twitter aimed at those considering driving while under the influence.

It said: "For anyone who thinks it's acceptable to drink/drug drive, use a mobile phone whilst driving, speed or not generally pay attention to the road... please feel free to join me the next time I have to tell two children that their daddy has been killed on the road today."