NR Evans driver dies following A5 accident
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By Hayley Pink NR EVANS experienced its irst fatality in 28 years of trading last Friday (6 January), when one of the irm’s drivers was killed on the A5.
Luke Carter, who had worked for 18 years at the Llanelli-based chilled food specialist, died when his 44-tonne truck veered across to the opposite lane and crashed into four stationary HGVs parked in a lay-by on the southbound carriageway of the A5.
The incident took place at around 1.40am between Kilsby and the Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal. Police conirm that 47year-old Carter was pronounced dead at the scene.
The irm says it is “shocked and saddened by the tragic death of one of our long-term drivers”. It adds that Carter worked out of the company’s south Wales depot.
Neil Evans, founder and MD of NR Evans says: “I will always remember Luke as a proud Welshman. I employed him back in 1994 and during his time with us he drove 42,000 hours covering 1.6 million miles without incident.” Evans also thanked fellow logistics irm NFT Distribution, whose driver, Nick Pennick, pulled over to assist the injured NR Evans driver. In an email sent to NFT chief executive David Frankish, he says: “Your driver valiantly jumped into the cab and tried to help my driver, and actually stayed with him until he unfortunately died. I would like to pass on our sincere thanks to Nick for his unselish act of heroism.” Anyone with information or who witnessed this incident is asked to call the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615.