A man who died after the vehicle he was driving collided with a tree in the Staffordshire Moorlands yesterday evening has now been named by police.
He has been formally identified as Stephen Gould, 50, of Whiston Eaves Lane, Whiston.
The incident happened outside Blakeley Farm on the Leek Road in Kingsley Moor, at 8.30pm (Wednesday, December 18), when a red Toyota Hilux was in collision with a tree.
Sadly, Mr Gould, suffered serious injuries and died at the scene.
A paramedic area support officer and a responder paramedic attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Upon arrival, the emergency services found a car which had left the road and had been in collision with a tree.
“Sadly, it quickly became apparent to the paramedics that nothing could be done to save the single occupant of the car, a man, and he was confirmed dead at the scene.
“The road remained closed for several hours following the incident.”
Mr Gould's family have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.
The road remained closed until around 1am on Thursday 19 December while specialist officers carried out an investigation.
Police are appealing for witnesses who are asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 779 of December 18.