Lorry crash in Bath kills four, including four-year-old girl

Four people have died after a serious collision in Weston near Bath. Those killed include a four-year-old girl, two Welsh businessmen and a newlywed taxi driver.

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'Honoured that he chose me': Emotional tribute to newlywed killed in Bath lorry crash

Stephen Vaughan had been married for six months. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

The wife of a man killed in a tragic lorry crash in Bath has released an emotional tribute to her husband.

Newlywed Stephen Vaughan, 34, an executive taxi driver from Wales, was picking up two businessmen to drive them home when the 32-tonne tipper truck hit his car. All three men were killed instantly.

Mr Vaughan is described as dedicated to his family and a well-respected businessman with an 'infectious' smile.

I was honoured that he chose me to be his wife ... 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.

– Statement from the wife of Stephen Vaughan

She also expressed her sympathies for the other families affected by the tragedy, and thanked the emergency services and the local community for everything they had done for the family.

Mr Vaughan was one of four people killed in the tragic accident on Lansdown Lane, in the Weston area of Bath.

Young driver in Bath lorry crash was newly qualified

Philip Potter, 19, was taken to hospital with minor injuries following the accident.

It has emerged that the young driver involved in Monday's devastating lorry crash in Bath had only qualified for his HGV licence three months before the tragedy.

19-year-old Philip Potter was taken to hospital with minor injuries following the accident on Lansdown Lane in which four people died, including a four-year-old girl.

Witnesses have said he repeatedly sounded his horn, in an apparent attempt to avert an accident.

The young driver, who lives near Chippenham, was driving for Wiltshire-based firm Grittenham Haulage Ltd when the crash happened.

The police investigation continues.


Victims of lorry tragedy formally identified

Police have identified the three men who died in the Bath truck crash tragedy on Monday.

59-year-old Robert Parker from Cwmbran in Wales was killed along with Western Power boss Phillip Allen when a lorry overturned on top of their car on Lansdown Lane. The chauffeur, 34-year-old Stephen Vaughan also died. Mr Allen and Mr Vaughan were both from Swansea.

Four-year-old pedestrian Mitzi Rosanna Steady died instantly when she was hit by the truck. She was walking with her grandmother, Margaret Rogers, who remains in hospital.

Witnesses say driver in Bath lorry crash repeatedly sounded horn

The grieving community in the Weston area of Bath has paid tribute to the victims. Credit: ITV News

The driver involved in Monday's tipper truck crash in Bath, in which four people died, repeatedly sounded his horn in an apparent attempt to avert an accident, witnesses have told police.

Avon and Somerset Police have spoken "briefly" to the driver, who has minor injuries and is still in hospital.

The driver appears to have lost some sort of control.

This is a tragic incident in which three men and a young girl have lost their lives and we're carrying out a full and meticulous investigation.

– Chief Inspector Norman Pascal, Avon and Somerset Police
Mitzi Rosanna Steady, 4, was killed while walking with her grandmother. Credit: Family


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

Floral tributes to be moved to nearby church garden

Flowers placed in tribute to the victims of yesterday's lorry accident are to be moved to a nearby church.

The Morovian Church has offered that they be placed next to the memorial tree, which is also part of Weston Free Church at the bottom of Lansdown Lane.

Bath & North East Somerset Council has taken the decision to move the flowers to this spot as a more suitable area for people to visit or leave their own offerings.

Books of condolence have also been placed in Weston Library and Bath Library as a more permanent way for people to show their respects.

Bath & North East Somerset Council would like to send condolences to the families and friends of those who died yesterday. We are working to support the school and the local community in dealing with this tragic incident.

– Bath & North East Somerset Council
Tributes left at Lansdown Lane Credit: ITV News

'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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