Family tribute to lorry driver

The family of man who died in a crash on the M5 yesterday have paid tribute to him. Fifty-three-year-old Trevor Knight lived in Sandford, near Crediton, Devon.

Family pays tribute to lorry driver killed in M5 crash

The family of man who died in a crash on the M5 yesterday have paid tribute to him.

Fifty-three-year-old Trevor Knight lived in Sandford, near Crediton, Devon, his family said:

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.

Lorry driver who died in M5 crash is named

53-year-old Trevor Knight died in a crash on the M5 yesterday Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

The lorry driver killed in a crash on the M5 yesterday (October 29) has been named as Trevor Knight.

The 53-year-old lived in Sandford, near Crediton, Devon and was a much loved husband, father and son, police said.

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Police appeal for witnesses following fatal M5 crash

Police are appealing for witnesses following the death of a man on the M5 in South Gloucestershire this morning.

The incident happened about half a mile from junction 14, just past Michaelwood Services.

Police appeal for witnesses following M5 crash Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Two lorries and a van were involved in the collision shortly after 4am, one of the lorry drivers was pronounced dead at the scene.

The southbound section of the motorway was closed for inspection but has since been reopened.

Collision investigators would like to hear from anyone who was on the motorway at the time of the collision, anyone able to help is asked to contact the collision investigation unit on the force number 101.