Southminster: Fatal collision
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Tributes have been paid to a man who died in a road traffic collision in Asheldham.
Officers responded to reports that a grey BMW 4 Series Coupe had been found partially submerged in a pond off the B1021 Tillingham Road at 8.15am on Tuesday 21 September.
The car is believed to have been travelling in the direction of Tillingham when it left the road near the junction with Foxhall Road.
Sadly, two men inside the car were pronounced dead at the scene.
They have been identified as Stephen Bayford, 32, from Southminster, and Barry Turner, 46, from St Lawrence.
Barry’s family said: “Barry was a dearly loved, son, brother, uncle and dad, and also a friend to everyone that knew him.
“He worked as a scaffolder and enjoyed jet-skiing, speed boats, judo and football.
“All his family and friends will miss Barry very much.
“We ask to be left alone and allowed to grieve at this very difficult time.”
Enquiries remain ongoing to establish the circumstances behind the collision.
Alternatively call 101.
Please quote incident number 208 of 21 September.
We are investigating a fatal collision in Southminster.
Officers responded to reports that a grey BMW 4 Series Coupe had been found partially submerged in a pond near to Southminster Road at 8.20am on Tuesday 21 September.
It’s believed that the car left the road near to the junction with Foxhall Road.
Sadly, two people inside the vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene.
We are currently carrying out enquiries to establish the circumstances which led up to the collision and these are ongoing.
If you witnessed the incident or saw a grey BMW 4 Series Sport Coupe driving in the area early this morning, please call our Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101.
The incident number to quote is 208 of 21 September.
You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
We have referred the incident to the Independent Office of Police Conduct having reviewed our response to concerns for a vehicle in the area earlier in the morning.