Flowers left at scene of fatal crash
FLORAL tributes have been laid on an Ockham roadside where a driver in his 30s lost his life following a collision.
Emergency services were called to Ockham Road North near the junction with Long Reach Road on Sunday morning (September 10), when a man was pronounced dead.
Bunches of flowers, photos and handwritten notes have now been laid around a tree at the scene of the crash.
One note read: “You were a truly special friend who touched the hearts of everyone.” Another read: “To Moggy, R.I.P mate, will miss you always.”
The man has been named locally as Michael Blackwell, from the Leatherhead area, who was known as “Moggy” to friends and family.
Tributes have also started to come in on social media.
A post on the Surrey Police Facebook page read: “You will never realise how much you meant to me Moggy, I worshipped the ground you walked on and I know you did with me.
“You wasn’t [were not] my best friend you were my brother! And I’m gonna [going to] miss you every single day.
“My heart bleeds for everyone who had the pleasure of knowing you, I will do you proud mate. I love you.”
Although it is unclear what time the incident took place, Surrey Police has confirmed that a white Vauxhall Astra car-derived van was involved. A passing member of the public saw the van off the road and reported it at around 7am on Sunday.
The force has appealed for help to establish what led to the collision.
Sergeant John Clarke, from the Roads Policing Unit, said: “This is a quiet road at night time, however we’re hoping that someone may have seen the van there earlier than when it was reported at 7am, as it’s clear that it had already been there for some time.
“It’s also equally important that we hear from anyone who may know more about exactly what happened.
“Our thoughts are with the man’s family and friends at this difficult time.”
Floral tributes at the site of the fatal accident in Ockham