The sons of a Dundee man who died after his car crashed into a tree in a late-night crash have paid tribute to their ”fun-loving” dad.
Grandfather Charlie Lamont (pictured), who was 49, lay undiscovered for up to 10 hours by the busy A12 near Ipswich in Suffolk after the crash.
The alarm was first raised by one of his friends when Charlie, who was originally from the Hilltown, failed to pick him up in Colchester at 8.20am on Sunday.
It was not until 4pm that the 49-year-old was found by a tractor driver working in a field near the busy dual carriageway.
Mr Lamont’s sons Charles and Barry told of their loss.
”I just can’t believe it’s happened,” Barry (21) said. ”We’re just heartbroken.”
Charlie had lived in England for the last 10 years but Charles (24) said he always kept a connection with his home town.
He said: ”He stayed in Clacton-on-Sea and he was working with Network Rail in maintenance but he loved Scotland and Dundee FC.
”He was always smiling, speaking about Scotland and his beloved Dundee. He’s got two sons who supported United and he would say ‘When are you going to support the real team?”’
Charles’s son Charlie was born six months ago and the proud grandfather had been up recently to visit the new arrival.
Charles said: ”We still don’t believe it’s happened. He came up as soon as our wee one was born and Wednesday was the last time I spoke to him on FaceTime with the wee lad.”
Barry’s partner is also pregnant and his dad had been looking forward to another little grandchild.
”We told him two or three weeks ago that my lass is pregnant and he was that happy,” Barry said.
Charlie was born in the Maryfield area of Dundee and attended Rosebank Primary School and then Morgan Academy.
He went to work in John Menzies after school and after that he had various jobs on building sites, including work with Brown Construction.
He had three sons Charles, Barry and Adam.
A keen footballer, Charlie played for Riverside and Tayport until a foot injury ended his career in 1991.
Police in England said his silver BMW 318i SE model had left the road, hit a tree and rolled on to its roof, landing in a field, between 6am and 9am on Sunday.