Tributes to A120 death crash driver

A FATHER-of-three killed in a four vehicle crash on the A120 was a talented competition-winning golfer, friends said.Raymond Berry, of Buckwoods Road, Braintree, died after his blue Peugeot 406 was involved in a collision with a van heading towards the M11 at 5pm on Wednesday.

A FATHER-of-three killed in a four vehicle crash on the A120 was a talented competition-winning golfer, friends said.

Raymond Berry, of Buckwoods Road, Braintree, died after his blue Peugeot 406 was involved in a collision with a van heading towards the M11 at 5pm on Wednesday.

The vehicles crashed as they travelled in opposite directions on the Braintree bypass near Rayne.

Mr Berry's car then struck a Volkswagen Passat estate car and a Peugeot 106.


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Emergency services battled to cut the injured drivers from their vehicles and the road was closed for several hours.

Mr Berry, 42, was airlifted to Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford, but later died.

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Married to Janine for 20 years, he had three sons, one aged 14 and twins aged 10. He was born in Braintree, living in the town for most of his life, and worked as a team leader at Silver End firm PFL Extrusions.

Mr Berry's parents also live in the Braintree area and he leaves two sisters.

shocked friends at Towerlands Golf Club, yesterdaypaid tribute to the medal winning six-handicapper who took his game "very seriously".

Chairman of the club John Vallis said: "He'd been a member here for years. He was a lovely man and enjoyed his golf and supported the club in all competitions.

"When his son joined recently, Ray became involved in the junior section of the club helping to organise things.

"As a club, we'd like to send our deepest sympathies to his friends and family – he will be sadly missed around the course."

The female driver of the Peugeot 106 suffered a broken collarbone while the Passat driver, who was also airlifted to hospital, suffered broken ribs with the van driver treated for shock.

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