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News | Victim of Kingsnorth collision is named

Date Posted: 8th June 2017

The cyclist who died following a collision on the A2070 at Kingsnorth near Ashford has been named.

Keen traveller and cyclist, John Durey, 69 from Lenham died in hospital following a collision that occurred at approximately 7.40pm on Wednesday 31st May 2017.

It was reported that a white Mercedes A180 was travelling along the road towards Hamstreet when it overtook a lorry and was involved in a collision with the cyclist as he was riding in the direction of Ashford.

John has been described by his son Oliver as an inspirational father who has always been extremely patient and nurturing. They both shared a passion for cycling and spent many hours working on their bikes together. John, who regularly took part in charity cycling events, was also a member of the Ashford Wheelers Cycling Club and enjoyed travelling around Europe on two wheels.

Oliver has thanked the emergency services for their fast response and the high level of care given to his dad. And he described John as a popular man who would be sorely missed by all those who knew him.

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit continue to appeal for anyone who witnessed the collision, or the vehicles beforehand, to contact the appeal line.

Anyone with information that hasn't already been in contact is asked to call 01622 798538 or email quoting AW/MS/117/17. Officers would particularly like to speak to the driver of the lorry who has still not been traced.

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