Family and friends have paid tribute to a 19-year-old man who died after a road crash.

Chris Jones, 19, received severe head injuries when his Ford Fiesta came off the road and landed on its roof on January 31.

Chris, from Highlands Road, Horsham, was cut from the wreckage in Woodlands Road between Colgate and Pease Pottage and taken to East Surrey Hospital in Redhill.

He was moved to a specialist neurological wing at St George's Hospital in London but he later died on February 12.

Chris' sister, Faith, paid tribute to her brother. She said: "I will always remember the way he used to wind me up then make me laugh straight after.

"He was always there for me when I needed a good bitch about someone or just a chat, and the fun we had with burping competitions.

"I will miss him so much, but he will just be my guardian angel now and look out for me from above."

Chris was a keen climber and worked as a climbing instructor at High Sports Climbing Centre at the K2 Leisure Centre in Crawley. He also enjoyed diving.

His father, Mike Jones, said: "He was a fun-loving, sporty guy who always cared for others."

Friends and family gathered for a memorial to Chris in Horsham Park on February 16, releasing balloons with messages.

Comments have also been pouring in on an internet Facebook page set up in the teenager's memory.

Sophie Dunnell wrote: "He was a wonderful person who touched so many hearts. If only there were more people like him in this world."

Hels Hughes wrote: "It was an honour to say that I was his friend. He was one of the best and I will never forget him or his smile."

Another friend, David Bloxham, wrote: "Chris just had such a kind heart and would do his utmost to make his friends happy. His happiness was contagious. If you were around him, you couldn't help but smile"

The funeral will be held tomorrow at Sussex and Surrey Crematorium, in Balcombe Road, Crawley, at 1.30pm.

The family has asked for donations to St George's Hospital Charity, c/o Freeman Brothers in Horsham.

Police are still appealing for witnesses to the incident. Anyone with information should call Sussex Police on 0845 6070999, quoting Operation Caroni.

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