THE family of a Feltham man who died in a car crash in Australia may never find out what caused the tragic accident.
Colin Tyler, 48, of Vernon Road, Feltham, was killed, with his fiancée Jill Douglas, in a collision with an articulated lorry in Adelaide on April 12 this year.
On Monday (November 8) an inquest into his death, held at West London Coroner's Court, found he died of multiple injuries, but was unable to determine the exact series of events leading up to his death.
The inquest was based on documentary evidence and coroner Alison Thompson recorded an open verdict, which is only used if there is insufficient evidence to enable the coroner to reach one of the other conclusions.
The father-of-four met Miss Douglas through an online dating site and after speaking to her for seven months, flew to Australia on March 29 this year to meet her.
He was so bowled over by her he proposed, calling his loved ones to say he was having one of 'the happiest times of his life'. The pair were due to marry in the coming months.
Mr Tyler, a self employed industrial cleaner, is survived by his four children, Kayleigh, 23, Jordan, 17, Aaron, 21 and 13-year-old Georgia, and his ex-wife Debbie Carter.
He also had two grandchildren, Kayleigh's son Jayden Pritchard, four, and Aaron's daughter, Alicia, one.
His funeral took place at Hanworth Crematorium on May 12.
Speaking to The Chronicle after his death, Kayleigh said: "I spoke to him just before he died and he was the happiest he's ever been.
"He was talking about when they were going to get married and when he would be coming back."
She added: "He will be very much missed not only by his family, but also his friends. Everyone knew him in Feltham."