Minute of ap­plause fit­ting trib­ute for DJ

Son of An­tiques Road­show ex­pert died on M40

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Camilla Good­man camilla.good­man@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

TRIB­UTES have been paid to the son of a tele­vi­sion per­son­al­ity who died in a road ac­ci­dent.

Seb Knowles, 26, who is the son of An­tiques Road­show ex­pert Eric Knowles, was killed in a col­li­sion on the M40 in Bea­cons­field with a lorry on Fri­day, May 1.

At about 3.30am on the north­bound car­riage­way be­tween junc­tion 1a (the junc­tion with the M25), and junc­tion 2 (Bea­cons­field) a col­li­sion oc­curred be­tween a white DAF lorry and Mr Knowles’ white Mercedes car. Fire­fight­ers cut Mr Knowles (pic­tured right) free from his car and paramedics tried to re­vive him. How­ever they were un­able to save him and he was pro­nounced dead at the scene. The driver of the lorry, a 53-year-old man, was un­in­jured.

Mr Knowles, a DJ from Read­ing who per­formed un­der the name of Sparky B, was a Wy­combe Wan­der­ers fan and the club held a one-minute ap­plause be­fore their game against Northamp­ton Town on Satur­day in trib­ute.

Mr Knowles’ friend and spokesper­son for the club Matt Ce­cil said: “Wy­combe Wan­der­ers were sad­dened to hear the news of Seb’s tragic ac­ci­dent and have passed on its deep­est con­do­lences to his fam­ily. The minute’s ap­plause at the game at Northamp­ton was a mov­ing trib­ute to a popular sup­porter and Seb’s fam­ily have been in touch to pass on their grat­i­tude to all Wan­der­ers fans who took part in this show of re­spect.”

At this stage, no ar­rests have been made and no one has been re­ported for any of­fences.

Sgt Ed Crofts from the Se­ri­ous Col­li­sion In­ves­ti­ga­tion Unit said: “We’re very keen to hear from any­one who was trav­el­ling on that stretch of road, ei­ther north or south­bound, at that time and may have seen the col­li­sion or ei­ther ve­hi­cles prior to the in­ci­dent to please call us as a mat­ter of ur­gency.”

A post-mortem ex­am­i­na­tion is due to take place and a file is be­ing pre­pared for the Buck­ing­hamshire coro­ner, Richard Hulett.

If you have any in­for­ma­tion about this in­ci­dent call Julie Hunt from the Se­ri­ous Col­li­sion In­ves­ti­ga­tion Unit via the Thames Val­ley Po­lice En­quiry Cen­tre on 101 quot­ing URN 150 1/5 or Crimestop­pers on 0800 555 111.

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