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Man dead in Buxton river tragedy named as David Cox

A man who died after his car left the road and into a river in Buxton, Derbyshire, has been named as David Cox.

The 42-year-old was taking his 11-year-old daughter Tess to school when their Toyota Aygo left the path and crashed into the River Wye in Derbyshire.

Moments behind them in a separate car, a Toyota Rav 4, was his wife Ruth, 39, and son Ioan, nine.

Mrs Cox also lost control yesterday as she drove along the bridlepath which runs near the Monsal Trail, north of the A6 in Derbyshire.

The children and their mother managed to get out of the cars and get safely to shore but Mr Cox was unable to escape.

Mr Cox was taken to Stepping Hill hospital where he later died.

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