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Floral tributes left at road side at scene of fatal crash in Aldeby

PUBLISHED: 19:07 03 May 2018 | UPDATED: 19:07 03 May 2018

Flowers have been laid at the scene where Daniel Blowers was killed in a two-car crash on Saturday near Aldeby, Beccles. 
Picture: NICK BUTCHER

Flowers have been laid at the scene where Daniel Blowers was killed in a two-car crash on Saturday near Aldeby, Beccles. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

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Floral tributes, photos and messages of love have been laid in memory of a young driver killed in a car crash.

Daniel Blowers, aged in his 20s, died after a two-car crash on Beccles Road in Aldeby last Saturday morning.

The incident involved a white Fiat 500 and a black Mitsubishi L200, which were travelling in opposite directions, and despite the best efforts of police and paramedics, Mr Blowers, who was driving the Fiat, died at the scene.

On Tuesday night, family and friends gathered at the scene to lay flowers in his memory.

Mr Blowers’ brother, Ben Witton, said they were “overwhelmed” with the turnout.

He said: “All of his family and friends love him so much. No words can describe his loss. We will cry everyday for him.”

Other messages left at the scene said: “I’m going to miss you so much, keep on smiling up there,” and “you will never be forgotten, far too many memories.”

Members of the community have also expressed their sadness upon hearing about the tragedy in the village.

Tim Wright, chairman of Aldeby Parish Council, said: “It’s awful – it is so sad for a young man to lose his life.

“It is so sad to hear someone has been killed on our roads and always awful when someone is killed in such tragic circumstances.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time and we offer our deepest sympathies.

“But words do seem inadequate at a time like this.”

There have also been a number of tributes shared on social media in memory of Mr Blowers.

One post said: “RIP Daniel, I still can’t believe you’ve gone, far too young.” Another said: “Thoughts are with his loved ones.”

Police closed Beccles Road while emergency services dealt with the incident at around 7.45am on April 28 and carried out initial investigations.

Fire crews from Beccles, Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft South also attended to assist the police and ambulance. The road was reopened at 1.30pm.

Officers are keen to hear from people who may have witnessed the incident, or has information about the driving manner of the vehicles. Anyone with information should contact the serious collision investigation team at Wymondham on 101.

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