A THREE-YEAR-OLD girl will grow up without her father after he died in a car crash at Lake Munmorah yesterday. Troy Hutchinson, 24, died after his car hit a concrete pole and caught fire just after midnight. Emergency services arrived at the scene to find his body next to his Honda Accord. Countless friends visited Troy’s family yesterday in Bonnells Bay to pay their respects. Hundreds of others paid tribute to him on Facebook. Troy’s older sister, Kristy Hayward, said she was a rock to her brother, who had been going through a difficult time. He was stressed about a matter before court in which he was facing charges of aggravated break and enter while in company. He was pleading not guilty. “All he did was talk about his daughter, Lily, he loved her,” Kristy said. “He was a big party head. “I was his rock; he spoke to me every day. “He lived life to the fullest.” Troy’s other sister, Amanda Hutchinson, said she still couldn’t believe her brother wouldn’t walk through the door. “I fought with him, like all brothers and sisters do,” she said. “I just want him to come back.” Father, Gary, said that his family was heartbroken by the loss and they would make sure that Troy’s daughter would remember him. He said he was in “shock and disbelief” when police knocked on his door at 1am informing them of what had happened. “He was a good son, we were very close,” he said. “His family, daughter and friends were the most important thing to him.’’ Troy, who worked as a boilermaker, was due to get a tattoo this week saying “never above you, never below you, always beside you”. His best mates, Daniel Watson, Harley Bowman and Chris Barwick, already have the same one or are planning to get it done in Troy’s memory.