A YOUNG Camberley man has been tragically killed in a road accident in the United States.

James McCaffery, aged 24, of Gordon Road was a passenger in a car driven by a friend when it ploughed into a tree near Tampa, Florida.

The driver was rushed to hospital suffering from serious injuries.

James was the youngest son of former Camberley Magistrate and headmaster Peter McCaffery and his wife Sheelagh who worked in the administration department of Frimley Park Hospital.

His parents and four brothers and sisters, Stephanie, Tim, Jacqi and Nick, have flown to the funeral which is taking place in Florida.

James attended the Salesian College in Farnborough and headmaster Mr Patrick Wilson said: "Our throughts are with his family; it is terrible when something like this happens to someone so young.

"James is remembered well at the college and has been remembered in our prayers in the chapel. Many people who knew him will be attending the memorial service that is to be held locally for him."

James taught English for foreign students in the Far East before going to work in America. His eldest sister, Stephie, said: "James got so much out of life; we must remember him with joy."