Tributes have been paid to a father-of-two who died when his car collided with an ambulance.

Software developer Keith Stonebanks, who ran his own business, was killed on Saturday when his Nissan Micra was in collision with the emergency vehicle near Shrewsbury.

The 50-year-old, from Upton Magna, Shropshire, was also a governor at the village’s St Lucia primary school.

In a statement released by West Mercia Police, a family spokesperson described Mr Stonebanks as a loving father and devoted husband.

“Fiona and Keith had been married for 20 years and the family are devastated by his loss,” the spokesperson said. “He will be deeply missed.”

Tom Brookes, the school’s acting head teacher, said Mr Stonebanks had been a dedicated parent governor for several years.

Mr Brookes said: “Keith fully immersed himself in the life of the school, running after-school clubs, building the school website and recording school productions.

“He was dedicated to providing our pupils with exciting learning opportunities.”

Traffic officers are continuing to investigate Saturday’s collision on the A458 near Cross Houses and witnesses are asked to contact PC Paul Bosley at Shrewsbury police station on 0300 333 3000.