Flow­ers left at scene of fa­tal crash

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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

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