JCB tractor driver arrested after fatal collision on A141 released ‘under investigation’ as Cambs Police launch witness appeal

PUBLISHED: 13:27 29 November 2018 | UPDATED: 13:28 29 November 2018

Three-vehicle crash on the A141 between March and Chatteris. Picture: TERRY HARRIS

Three-vehicle crash on the A141 between March and Chatteris. Picture: TERRY HARRIS

Terry Harris

A 34-year-old JCB tractor driver from Chatteris involved in a fatal collision on the A141 has been released by police ‘under investigation’ following his arrest on suspicion of driving whilst under the influence.

The man was taken to Thorpe Wood Police Station, Peterborough, following the crash between Chatteris and March yesterday (Wednesday) in which a 66-year-old man from March died.

The driver of a blue Toyota Hybrid, Phillip Moore, 66, of High School Close, March was taken to Peterborough City Hospital in an ambulance but died en route.

The drivers of a Scania HGV and a DAF HGV were not injured.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or saw any of the vehicles involved just prior is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident 43 of the 28 November. Alternatively, you can report online at www.cambs.police.uk/report.

A minute’s silence will be held on Saturday as a mark of respect for Mr Moore, a former chairman of Cambridge City Supporters Club.

A Cambridge City spokesman said: “Phil was a lifelong supporter of the Lilywhites and had many friends at the club. Always a regular at home games, and many away fixtures Phil was incredibly passionate and loyal to the club and was desperate for City to succeed.

“He would speak to many about his fond memories of years gone by when City would attract several thousand supporters during the 1960’s to their old Milton Road ground, and like many others was looking forward with excitement to the new ground being built at Sawston.”

A family statement from local publican Ian Woodjetts, on behalf of the family, said: “We would like to say thank you for the kind remarks that people have put in this sad stressful time.

“At the same time I would just like to say to people that are quick to judge and say bad things but we as a family don’t know the full facts of the tragic incident yet; it’s under police investigation.

“Again and on behalf of the Moore family thank you for the kind words and support.”

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