Minute of applause fitting tribute for DJ
Son of Antiques Roadshow expert died on M40
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.