A MAN who died in a 'near head on collision' in Cumbria was a Hampshire entrepreneur who was attempting to set up his own airline.

Jamie Lindsay was driving his VW Polo on the A7 on Tuesday (October 9) when he hit a White Landrover travelling in the opposite direction.

He later died of his injuries.

Now family members have paid tribute to Mr Lindsay, who was originally from Scotland, but who police say was living in the Gosport area.

In a statement, his family said: "Jamie came from the village of Killearn in the Campsie Fells where he lived all his life until he met and fell in love with Mike Lindsay who is a doctor in the Royal Navy.

"Both families grew close and were delighted when they got married.

"There was never a dull moment in Jamie’s company."

Mr Lindsay's career began with an interest in aviation but he later turned towards an interest in mechanics.

He read civil engineering in Glasgow and worked for several major companies before setting up his own.

He later founded a logistics company and at the time of his death he was in the process of setting up an airline.

Mr Linday and his husband Jamie, who had been together for 15 years, were in the process of adopting two young boys at the time of his death.

His family added: "He will be sadly missed by his husband, family and friends."