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Man killed in weekend crash near Bere Regis named

Dave Grant-Jones, 17 July 2018

(Updated 7:49am 18th July 2018)


1:49pm 17th July 2018

The family of a man who died in a fatal collision near Bere Regis say he was loved by all that knew him.

The crash happened at around 4.40pm on saturday afternoon and involved a BMW, a Land Rover Freelander and a Mercedes.

The driver of the Freelander - 49-year-old David Grant-Jones - sustained serious injuries and died at the scene.

His wife, 59-year-old Heather who was travelling in the front passenger seat , has serious injuries and was flown by air ambulance to Southampton General Hospital for treatment.

The driver of the BMW - a 27-year-old man from Bournemouth - sustained serious injuries and was taken to Southampton General Hospital for treatment.

A 39-year-old Bournemouth man who was travelling in the BMW sustained a life-threatening head injury and was flown by air ambulance to Southmead Hospital in Bristol.

A second passenger - a 26-year-old man - sustained serious injuries and was taken to Poole Hospital for treatment.

No one from the silver Mercedes was injured.
 
Dave Grant-Jones' family issued the following tribute.

"It is with complete heartbreak and sadness that our family have to announce the very sudden and tragic loss of Dave Grant-Jones.

"He was a husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle and was loved by all that knew him.

"We would like to ask at this time that people respect the privacy of our family while we try to come to terms with this shocking news."

A 38-year-old man arrested for causing death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Police Sergeant Fern Graham, of the traffic unit, said: "Our investigation into this collision remains ongoing and I would ask anyone who witnessed the collision and has yet to speak to officers to please come forward."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email at 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 14:366. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.



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