Fatal collision: Lorry driver is given bail

PUBLISHED: 12:53 24 January 2008 | UPDATED: 10:01 04 May 2010

Flowers mark the spot where the collision occurred.

Flowers mark the spot where the collision occurred.

A LORRY driver involved in a collision in which a 26-year-old man died has been released on police bail. The 37-year-old, from Granada in Spain, was arrested at the scene of the accident last Tuesday morning on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driv

A LORRY driver involved in a collision in which a 26-year-old man died has been released on police bail.

The 37-year-old, from Granada in Spain, was arrested at the scene of the accident last Tuesday morning on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He has been released pending further inquiries and will answer bail at a later date.

The man who died was van driver Leighton King, who was living at Blackthorn Court, in Soham. Floral tributes have been left at the scene of the crash on the A142 Soham road.

One of the messages on the flowers reads: "Leighton, you will never be forgotten. All our love, Dale and Jodie".

Another reads: "A dark empty hole will be left now you are gone. The angels will take good care of you now. Sarah, Wayne Billy and Ellie".

An assistant at the Co-op in Isleham, where Mr King's parents live, said: "He was a lovely lad, very popular. My son went to school with him and everyone round here knew Leighton."

Mr King worked for Waterbeach-based construction supply company Dickersons. The firm's managing director Mark Davenport paid tribute to Mr King, who had worked as a plant operator at the company for four years.

"Leighton was an incredibly honest, very hard-working, happy chap who had many friends here. He was a genuinely nice person who always had a positive word to say when we had a chat in the yard," said Mr Davenport.

"He had just sold his house in Soham and was moving back to Isleham to be closer to his family. The guys here are devastated. Dickerson is a family business and we all know each other."

Representatives from G's Marketing, which is based close to the A142 junction, with Barway, have been pushing for road improvements for some time.

"We are concerned about the safety of this junction, not only for business reasons but, more importantly, because many of our employees use this road on a daily basis," said John Currah, supply chain director for G's.

"We have expressed our concerns for some time now to the traffic engineers at Cambridgeshire County Council.

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