Bank manager killed in crash tragedy

A MOTORIST has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving in connection with a horrific double fatal crash which claimed the life of a respected East Anglian bank manager.

A MOTORIST has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving in connection with a horrific double fatal crash which claimed the life of a respected East Anglian bank manager.

Moving tributes were last night paid to David Bush, whose car is believed to have been engulfed in flames as an explosion ripped through the vehicles involved in the M6 rush-hour tragedy on Tuesday.

Mr Bush's long-term partner, Jane Warren, yesterday fought back tears as she told how the couple had created a dream life together after buying their idyllic home at Whepstead, near Bury St Edmunds, last year.

She said: “We used to sit in the house and think we were the happiest people on earth - we thought we had everything - we had each other and now this wonderful home.


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“Everything was going so perfectly and we were so happy but now it has gone.”

Miss Warren described Mr Bush, 45, as a caring partner and uncle with a love of travel with whom she had shared almost two decades.

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The couple also shared a passion for travel and spent every possible holiday abroad. They had enjoyed numerous trips to Thailand and had planned to return together.

“We loved the Far East,” she said. “His work (with Lloyds TSB) was important to him and he had done well. But he loved the people, the culture, the landscape and the architecture in Thailand.

“The last time we were there I made him carry a huge Buddha back with us. I would go back but everything I see, everything there was David.

“He was also passionate about this house - it was the first place we thought of as home - the house is almost completely redecorated and furnished but now he will never see it finished.

“He was a special person and an extremely outgoing person, he was confident and he would talk to anybody.

“The villagers here made us feel very welcome and we have been made to feel part of the community.”

Mr Bush was a Lloyds TSB Senior Business Manager based in Colchester.

During his 27 years with the firm he had worked in London, Bury and Ipswich and bosses yesterday described him as a “hugely popular guy” and an “outstanding leader”.

A spokesman: “David was a hugely popular guy with a wide circle of friends. He had outstanding leadership skills and was a popular, as well as respected, senior manager in the business banking team.

“He cared passionately about the business and his customers and those core values were at the heart of what he stood for. His tragic death has been a shock to us all and he will be terribly missed.”

The five-vehicle pile-up happened at around 5pm on Tuesday close to junction 19 of the M6 near Leicester. Mr Bush and another driver were killed and a third motorist suffered serious injuries.

A 55-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the collision on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He has been released on police bail pending further inquiries.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision to contact Pc Richard Piskula at Leicestershire Constabulary on 01162 222 222 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

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