Family issue tribute to lorry driver killed in M5 crash

Thursday 31st October 2013 12:00 am
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THE lorry driver who died in a fatal collision on the M5 in South Gloucestershire, just after 4am on Tuesday, October 29, has been named as Trevor Knight.

Mr Knight (53), lived in Sandford and was a much loved husband, father and son.

His family have issued this tribute to him: "Trev totally enjoyed life to the full and never more so than when he had his family around him.

"Trev had been a lorry driver for over 20 years. It was a job that he truly loved to do and he had made many great friends doing this job.

"He loved to play football for his local team until he felt it was time to retire - he then went on to become the manager!

"He also loved quiz nights at the local pub, although his team never won a great deal!

"Taking part was his idea of 'doing something for the community'.

"He always organised the local firework display along with his wife and team-mates.

"Trev will be greatly missed by all his family and friends in and around the village."

The crash happened on the southbound M5 between junctions 13 and 14, near Michaelwood Services, at about 4am and involved two articulated lorries and a van.

The motorway was closed until about 11.30am, when one of the lanes re-opened and fully re-opened at 1pm.

Collision investigators from Avon and Somerset Police would like to hear from anyone who was on the motorway – either driving southbound or northbound at the time of the collision, who could have information to help our enquiries.

Anyone able to help is asked to contact the collision investigation unit on the Avon and Somerset force number 101.

Alan Quick

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