A MAN who died when his car crashed into a tree has been named as Alexander Boyland.

The 23-year-old, of Osney Close in Hook Norton, died at the scene of the collision in Station Road, Hook Norton.

He was driving a silver Honda Civic car along the road and crashed just a few minutes' drive from his home, in the early hours of Sunday, July 28.

It was just two days before his 24th birthday.

His inquest was opened at Oxford Coroner's Court today, and the court heard how he was confirmed dead by paramedics shortly before 1.30am.

Oxfordshire coroner Darren Salter said: "For unknown reasons [the car] left the road and collided with a tree."

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The cause of death was recorded as multiple injuries.

A date for his full inquest is scheduled to take place at the same court on January 23.

Loved ones have set up a Facebook page paying tribute to Mr Boyland, posting pictures and sharing memories of the young man.

One person, posting on his birthday, wrote: "It still doesn’t seem real I’m typing this message and I won’t accept any of this is true - heartbroken doesn’t come close.

"We shared countless laughs and made many memories together that will never leave me.

"I will never ever ever forget your big grin and smiley face, I can’t wait to see you again one day...I will never ever forget you."