GRIEVING FAMILY and friends have decorated a tree in memory of a 26-year-old man who was killed in a car crash. 

They have created a festive memorial in tribute to Jobie Haynes who died after the white Volkswagon Golf he was in crashed into a tree on the B4082 between Upton Snodsbury and Pinvin on March 26 this year.

Twinkling fairy lights have been wrapped around the tree along with pictures, love signs, heart symbols, cards, ribbons, and Merry Christmas messages.

The group spent time creating the touching memorial on Saturday (December 2).

Worcester News: TREE: The decorate memorial tree for JobieTREE: The decorate memorial tree for Jobie (Image: Lynette Cottrill)

The tree has also been decorated with lights, including Christmas lights, making it look bright at night. 

Family friend Lynette Cotterill, who went along to the event, said: "Around 14 people went along to make it a tree in tribute to Jobie. 

Worcester News: HELP: Family and friends came together to decorate the treeHELP: Family and friends came together to decorate the tree (Image: Lynette Cottrill)

"It looks magical. 

"It will slow traffic down in the area as it is eye-catching."

A reel of pictures and videos from the event, set to Michael Bublé's Silent Night, has been shared by Lynette on her Facebook page and has already been viewed thousands of times. 

Worcester News: LIT UP: The memorial tree lit up at nightLIT UP: The memorial tree lit up at night (Image: Lynette Cottril)

Mr Haynes's mum Susan Tustin was also at the event at the weekend.

At the time floral tributes were left on and around the tree where the crash took place just past the junction for Seaford Lane, near Pinvin. 

Among the tributes left then was a bottle of Captain Morgan rum, balloons and children's drawings.

Worcester News: REMEMBERED: Jobie HaynesREMEMBERED: Jobie Haynes (Image: Susan Tustin)

In a tribute released after her son's death she said: "He was the most caring, loving, amazing person.

“He was kind to everybody, I used to look after people with special needs and he always had time for them.

“Nobody could have a bad word to say about Jobie. If you were feeling down, you knew who to ring.”

  • We recently reported Shea Rourke, 23, of Coates Drive, Pinvin, Pershore, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving following the death of Jobie Haynes. Rourke is also charged with causing death by driving a vehicle - driver unlicensed/uninsured and driving a motor vehicle with a proportion of a specified controlled drug above the specified limit. Rourke is set to appear at Kidderminster Magistrates Court this Thursday, (December 7).