Man who died in Basildon collision named as family pays tribute

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Police have provisionally named a man who died following a road traffic collision in Basildon on Friday October 4, as 57-year-old David Potter.

Officers were called shortly after 1pm with reports of a collision involving a lorry and a pedestrian at an industrial site near to Cranes Close.

Emergency services arrived, but Mr Potter, who was the pedestrian, died at the scene.

In a tribute to him, his family said: “David was loved by everyone he met. He had a big, loving heart and always put a smile on your face.

“He was the kind of person who would always put others first. The most warm and loving person you would ever meet, who lived life to the fullest with the people who meant most to him.

“The best dad, husband, brother, stepdad and grandad who loved his family more than anything.”

A 55-year-old man from Kent arrested in connection has been released under investigation.

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Mick Ferris

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