Funeral set to take place for girl killed by tipper truck

A funeral service for Mitzi Rosanna Steady, who died after being struck by a tipper truck, will take place this afternoon.

The four-year-old and three men were killed by the truck on a road in Bath on February 9th.

19-year-old tipper truck driver Philip Potter and a 28-year-old man who ITV News understands to be Matthew Gordon were arrested in relation to the crash and are currently on bail pending further enquiries.

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Funeral set to take place for girl killed by tipper truck

The funeral of a four-year-old girl who died after being struck by a 32-tonne tipper truck will take place this afternoon.

Mitzi Rosanna Steady and three men were killed by the Scania truck on Lansdown Lane in Upper Weston, Bath, Somerset, just after 4pm on February 9th.

Four-year-old Mitzi Rosanna Steady was killed by the truck on February 9th. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police/PA Wire

The truck carrying sand and gravel first hit Mitzi, from Bath, and her grandmother, who remains in a critical condition in Southmead Hospital in Bristol.

It went on to collide with a number of other vehicles on the road before overturning on to a Volvo at the bottom of the hill, killing the three men inside. They were Robert Parker, 59, from Cwmbran, electricity company director Philip Allen, 52, and taxi driver Stephen Vaughan, 34, both from Swansea.

Mourners have been asked to donate to road safety charity Brake through a JustGiving page in memory of Mitzi as an alternative to flowers.

The page, which was set up by her family last Sunday, has already raised more than £12,500 after hundreds of donations.

Two men held over Bath lorry crash released on bail

Two men arrested over a lorry crash in Bath which killed three men from Wales and a four-year-old girl have been released on bail pending further inquiries, Avon and Somerset police said.

Three Welsh men were killed in the crash last week. Credit: ITV Wales News

The 19-year-old driver of the lorry, Philip Potter, and a 28-year-old man who ITV News understands to be Matthew Gordon, were arrested on Tuesday.

Potter was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and manslaughter by gross negligence. Mr Gordon, who is believed to be his boss, was arrested on suspicion of causing manslaughter by gross negligence.


Bath truck driver is one of men arrested over crash

The 19-year-old driver of a lorry which crashed in Bath killing four people is one of the men arrested on suspicion of manslaughter by gross negligence.

Philip Potter and a 28-year-old man, who ITV News understands to be Matthew Gordon, are currently being held in custody.

Potter has also been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Wife pays tribute to 'dedicated' husband killed in truck crash

The wife of a man who was killed in a truck crash near Bath last week has described him as a "dedicated" husband and "well-respected business man".

Stephen Vaughan, 34. Credit: Family Handout/Avon and Somerset Constabulary

The pair had only been married for six months when Stephen Vaughan, 34, died in the collision in the village of Weston.

She said of him: “Steve was infectious; when he smiled, the whole room would smile. Myself, Steve's parents and family are very proud of the man he was, a true gentleman and we were so privileged to have been a part of his life. We are devastated that he was taken away from us so soon.

“We had only been married six months and I was honoured that he chose me to be his wife."

Three men killed by truck in Bath named by police

Several floral tributes for the victims have been laid at the scene of the crash. Credit: Claire Hayhurst/PA

Three men who died when they were struck by a 32-tonne truck in Bath have been named by Avon and Somerset Police as Robert Parker, 59, from Cwmbran, and Phillip Allen, 52, and Stephen Vaughan, 34, both from Swansea.


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'Devastated': Grieving community mourns Bath lorry tragedy

Today a shocked community in Bath mourns the tragedy which saw four people killed by an out-of-control truck on Lansdown Road yesterday afternoon.

We spoke to residents in the area, who told us the brutality of what has happened has left them devastated.

The victims of the tragedy have been named as a four-year-old girl who was walking with her grandmother, a newlywed chauffeur and two Welsh businessmen. The little girl's grandmother remains critically ill at Southmead Hospital this evening.

A packed church service this morning paid tribute to the victims. Bath and North East Somerset Council will be placing books of condolence at Weston Library and Bath Library for people to pay their respects.

Mitzi Rosanna Steady, 4, was killed while walking with her grandmother. Credit: Family
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Grandmother injured in lorry crash had moved to Bath to look after her grandchildren

The grandmother of the little girl killed by yesterday's Lansdown Lane tragedy had moved to Bath just two months ago to help look after her grandchildren.

4-year-old Mitzi Rosanna Steady died after she was hit by a tipper truck while walking to Weston All Saint's Primary School. Her grandmother was also hit in the tragedy and is being treated in hospital.

A friend of the family has spoken of the tragedy.

Mitzi was always giggly. You never saw her sad. She was bouncy and giggly.

Margaret is a really lovely family lady. Wonderful. Always so helpful.

– Annette Stearns, family friend
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Police speak to Bath truck driver as probe continues

Police have spoken briefly to the driver of the truck that killed four people and left another critically injured in Bath yesterday, though he remains in hospital.

No-one has been arrested but this is still very much a live investigation, with detectives still gathering evidence in a bid to work out why this tragedy happened.

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