Original article from Kent Live
A dad-of-two who was tragically killed in a crash in Lydd has been named as Mike Phelan.
Mr Phelan, 48, from Hull, was a passenger in a white BMW involved in a two-vehicle crash on April 18.
Police were called to the B2075 Romney Road at 6.20pm, where a woman in her 50s and two male passengers in the BMW, including Mike, were sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the BMW, a man in his 30s, remains in hospital.
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Mr Phelan's sister, Lisa Chapman, and his wife, Angie, have paid tribute to a loving brother and husband, a much-loved son and devoted uncle and father.
“He was much loved by many people,” said Lisa.
“Not just in Hull but all over the country and abroad.”
Mr Phelan, who was a big Hull KR fan, was also a great DJ back in his day and spent some time living in Tenerife.
At the time of the accident he had been working in Kent as a painter blaster for 14 months, travelling back every fortnight to see his family.
Mr Phelan followed his work all over and was well-known to many people up and down the country.
His wife Angie said: “He graced many people’s lives, whether they had known him for five minutes or five years he left a mark.
“He was always a joker. He was the life and soul of the party. He loved life.”
Mr Phelan had two children, Shannon, aged 28, and Jordan, 21, as well as two step-children, Dylan, aged 22, and Leonie, 18.
Flowers lay along Romney Road in tribute to the three people tragically killed in the collision, which includes bouquets left by Mr Phelan’s family who visited the scene in Lydd.
Kent Police continue to investigate the collision and appeal for witnesses.