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Samworth Brothers pays tribute to M5 victims

  • 15 November 2011

Among the seven fatalities named in the 34-vehicle pile-up on the M5 on 4 November were two HGV drivers working for Samworth Brothers Distribution.

Kye Thomas, from Gunnislake, had been driving for Samworth Brothers for more than 15 years. He was usually based at the company’s Callington depot in Cornwall.

Tara Davis, transport manager for Samworth Brothers Distribution, says: “Kye was a very well-known and respected member of our team. He was a genuine and warm friend to everyone here. We also knew him as a dedicated husband and father.

“The news is heart-breaking and our thoughts are with his wife Becki, their four children, family and friends.”

Terry Brice, from Bristol, had worked for the company for six months and was based at Samworth Brothers’ Bristol depot.

Max Johnson, operations manager at Samworth Brothers Distribution Bristol, says: “Terry only joined Samworth Brothers Distribution in Bristol just over six months ago but his friendly and generous nature will be missed by all of us here. The thoughts and prayers of all of us are with his family at this sad time.”

Another Samworth Brothers Distribution driver, also based at the Callington depot, was seriously injured in the crash and is currently recovering in Musgrove Park Hospital, Somerset. The company says he is making good progress, according to his family.

Director Mark Samworth says: “We would all like to thank the emergency services who attended the scene and who have been such a tremendous help to us over the last few days, as well as the public for the many messages of support and condolence we have received, particularly from the local community in the South-West.”

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Article source: http://www.roadtransport.com/Articles/2011/11/15/139737/samworth-brothers-pays-tribute-to-m5-victims.htm