MOURNERS lined the streets of Upton as friends and family said their goodbyes to a man who died in a crash.

Hundreds of people lined the High Street dressed in colourful and traditional country clothing to celebrate Dean George, who was a keen supporter of country pursuits, including shooting.

Mr George and Alex Teasdale died after a crash involving the horse-and-trap they were riding in and a blue Volkswagen Golf.

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Worcester News: Crowds formed outside The Star Inn in Upton.Crowds formed outside The Star Inn in Upton. (Image: NQ)The incident happened on the A38 near junction 1 of the motorway at about 11.35pm on Friday, September 15.

Crowds gathered around a white hearse outside The Star Inn, and one by one friends and family took turns touching the coffin to pay their respects.

The hearse then made its way up the High Street, where mourners had gathered to bow their heads in respect.

An online fundraiser started in Mr George's memory described him as "the life of the party".

Worcester News: Friends and family said their final goodbyes.Friends and family said their final goodbyes. (Image: NQ)Fundraiser organiser, Frederick Lechmere, wrote: "He has been described as the type of bloke who would lend you his last pound even if it means he would run out of fuel on the way home.

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"This describes him perfectly as a father, a friend and a member of the community. Those of you who knew him will agree.

"His love, pride and devotion to his daughters was seen in him every day.

Worcester News: The hearse made its way down the High Street.The hearse made its way down the High Street. (Image: NQ)"There is little we can do to ease the suffering of his family in this dark time.

"Our hope is just to give them some light at the end of the tunnel and help them through this time in any way we can.

"To that end, we ask, not for your last pound, but if you have any to spare to help his family, it would be greatly appreciated."

At the time of writing, the GoFundMe page has raised £6,644 from 201 donations.

The link to the fundraiser can be found here

Gloucestershire Police said: "Two men, both from Worcestershire, who were riding in the trap and the horse were declared dead at the scene."

No other people were believed to have been injured in the collision.

Anybody who may have been in the area at the time is being asked to come forward and speak to police.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or who has relevant dashcam footage is asked to contact Gloucestershire Constabulary through the website, quoting incident 563 of September 15: