Family pay tribute to man killed in Orwell bridge crash

Mr Rayner's family say he will always remain such a much loved member of the famil Credit: Suffolk police

The family of a 67-year-old man who was killed after being hit by a "large agricultural vehicle" on the Orwell Bridge in Suffolk have paid tribute to him.

Michael ‘Mick’ Rayner, from Essex, died following the collision on the A14 at Nacton shortly before 7am on Friday 20 October.

A passenger in the vehicle that Mr Rayner had been driving was uninjured.

Mr Rayner's family have released the following statement:

"Mick Rayner was and shall always remain such a much loved member of the family. A devoted husband, father and grandfather to a family that adored him. Mick had a love of travel, a real fondness of Cornwall where many family holidays will now hold such treasured memories."

"Mick was a hardworking man who loved his family and enjoyed time spent working on his garden. Mick will be sadly missed by all who knew him and worked with him in Suffolk and Essex. The family would like to thank the emergency services and especially the family liaison officer."

– Rayner family.