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A12 crash victim Lee Firth from Sawbridgeworth: 'Devoted father, perfect brother and wonderful friend'

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The family of a 48-year-old lorry driver from Sawbridgeworth who was killed in a three-vehicle crash have paid tribute to him.

Lee Firth, a father of two and one of nine siblings, died after his Mercedes lorry collided with a DAF lorry and an Audi A6 on the A12 in Suffolk on Thursday March 4 just after 8am.

Paramedics, police and fire and rescue crews attended the scene at Frostenden but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Lorry driver Lee Firth died in a crash on the A12 in Suffolk on Thursday March 4
Lorry driver Lee Firth died in a crash on the A12 in Suffolk on Thursday March 4

Lee, who was also a talented DJ and a passionate Spurs fan, was described by his family in a statement released on Monday (Mar 15) as a 'devoted father, a perfect brother and a wonderful friend'.

“There are no words available that could capture who Lee was and what he meant to the people in his life," they said.

"He had a kindness that extended to everyone he met in both his personal and professional life."

Lee leaves behind a big family, including children Brook and Phoebe and his siblings Sarah, Marnie, Lucie, Nicola, Kelly, Paris, Beth and Bentley, who were described as 'the most important thing in Lee's life' who 'will all miss him dearly'.

“Lee’s passing has left an unfillable void in the lives of his loved ones, but he will always be remembered for his joyful personality, his love of music and talent as a DJ, as well as his passion for football and support of Tottenham Hotspur FC," they added.

Suffolk police are investigating the circumstances of the collision. Anyone with information or dashcam footage is asked to call them on 101 quoting CAD 54 of March 4.

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