Southend: Tribute to 'generous and kind' man after fatal collision
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A friend has paid tribute to a “generous” man who shared his “kind spirit” with everyone he knew after a fatal collision in Southend.
We were called to reports of a collision involving a pedestrian and a car in Prittlewell Chase, Southend, at about 4.55pm on Wednesday 25 October.
A man was taken to hospital where, sadly, he died on the morning of Thursday 26 October.
We are now able to name the man as 75-year-old Colin Edwards.
His friend has thanked paramedics at the scene and the staff at the hospital for making “every effort” to save him and said “he will be greatly missed by the choirs he ran” - The Southend Bach Choir, The Rayleigh Sweyne Singers and the Thorpe Bay U3A Singing Group.
Mr Edwards was known for his work with the Southend Samaritans and as organist at St Alban's Church, Westcliff-on-Sea.
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His friend added, Mr Edwards was “well known for his music and organ playing” and he would often “help out” at St Mary's, North Shoebury.
“No tribute can express the loss felt by his passing and for his generous and kind spirit, which he shared with all that knew him.”
Our investigation into the circumstances immediately prior to the collision continues.
Anyone who has information or footage that could help our investigation, should call 101 and quote incident 882 of 25 October.
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