FANCY AN EVENING WITH A CHUCKLE?
Three men killed in collision on M1
THREE men died after a coach smashed into a broken-down car on the M1 at the weekend.
Nathan Reeves and Tom Aldridge from Newport Pagnell, and Allan Evans, from Islington, London, died when the car they were in was hit by a double-decker coach.
The crash happened at 6.46am on the hard shoulder of the M1 northbound, between junction 12 and 13.
The coach driver was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving at the scene and has been released on unconditional bail until May.
A fourth man, in his 20s and from Newport Pagnell, was airlifted to the John Radcliffe Hospital, in Oxford, where he is in a serious but stable condition following surgery.
The men who died were travelling back home from London.
They were killed after a coach crashed into their stationary car.
The three friends were travelling back from a night out in London in a blue Audi A3 before dawn on Saturday morning when the car broke down.
They were being driven by Mr Evans.
It is believed he was a family friend giving the trio a lift home.
As all four sat in the vehicle on the hard shoulder near Flitwick, Bedfordshire, the doubledecker coach allegedly veered off the carriageway and slammed into the car.
Nathan and Tom died instantly, along with Mr Evans. Nobody on board the coach, which is believed to have been carrying a cheerleading team from Kent, was hurt.
On Saturday night Nathan’s family were being comforted at the home he shared with his mother Lynn in Newport Pagnell, Bucks.
The next of kin of the other victims have been informed and are being supported by trained family liaison officers.
Nathan’s relatives have been dealt a double tragedy as the young victim’s cousin Shane Willett, 36, was killed four months ago when his crashed car burst into flames.
Nathan’s aunt, Cathy Reeves-Macey, tweeted: “Can’t believe it to think two young nephews in this photo are gone.
“My heart is truly broken x Two nephews gone in 4 months, my family don’t understand how life can be so cruel!
“We’re in shock, how can this be real? My poor family.” “ON Saturday morning, February 14, 2015 – Valentine’s Day – our beautiful son Tom was tragically taken from us, whilst a passenger in an horrific collision on the M1.
“He had been to a party in London with his friends and, by all accounts, had had a great night out. It was on the way back, having got a lift, that he was killed.
“Tom was a very generous and loving boy, loved not just by his family but by his many, many, friends. Tom would help everyone who needed it and has seen friends through many hard times, always putting them first.” “ON Saturday, February 14, 2015, St Valentine’s Day, our lives changed forever when Nathan was taken from us.
“My gorgeous, gorgeous boy – with a smile that could melt anyone’s heart – lived his very short life to the full and my heart is full of love and pride for having this beautiful person as part of my life.
“He was much loved by all his friends and family and our hearts are breaking knowing that we will not see that cheeky grin again, apart from in our wonderful memories of him.”
VICTIM: Allan Evans, 59, of Islington, London “ALLAN was a carer for his elderly mother and was such a loving, kind-hearted son, brother, and uncle.
“He always looked out for others who came into his life and will be sorely missed by his mum, sisters, wider family and friends.”
VICTIM: Nathan Reeves, 23, of Newport Pagnell
VICTIM: Tom Aldridge,20, of Newport Pagnell