A man whose car overturned after he failed to navigate a bend in Rochford suffered a fatal head injury as a result of the collision.
Terry Holland, 32, of Hatfield Road, Rayleigh, was travelling along Creeksea Ferry Road, Canewdon, at around 9.20pm on June 20 when he crashed his blue BMW M6 Coupe.
Firefighters worked to steady the car and were able to release the father-of-two by 10.45pm.
Although paramedics rushed Mr Holland to Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, he sadly died the following day.
This morning (Monday, July 9), an inquest into his death opened at Essex Coroner’s Court in Chelmsford.
The court heard how a post-mortem examination saw a pathologist provide the medical cause of death as a hypoxic brain injury and a head injury.
The short hearing concluded with senior coroner Caroline Beasley-Murray ordering that Mr Holland’s body could be released.
She also directed that the inquest be listed for mention on October 8.
Shortly after Mr Holland’s death, his mother, 54-year-old Karen Slater, paid tribute to her son, who worked as a tree surgeon.
She said: “I was very lucky and I’m very proud to have had a son like Terry.
“We had a joke that he had three children, and his oldest was his tree surgery company.”
Ms Slater, also from Rayleigh, said the family would try to keep his business – T H Tree Services – open in his memory.
“He worked very hard and put a lot into it,” she added.
All Things Arb, a monthly industry magazine, posted a tribute to Mr Holland on its Facebook page.
The statement reads: “T H Tree Services Ltd founder Terry Holland has died following a car crash.
“Terry was becoming a well-known figure in the arboriculture community after building a hugely successful business along with a growing Youtube channel.
“Terry started his Youtube channel to help educate the younger arbs coming into the industry and also to offer his advice on how to keep your business growing.
“Terry’s passion for the industry is one that many will look up to from watching his videos to following his social media channels, he gave it all every day of the week and never stopped building his business or himself.
“Our Thoughts are with Terry’s family at this incredibly hard time.”