David Edgar: Tributes to family ‘rock’ after B655 crash tragedy near Hitchin

David Edgar, 62, who tragically died after a crash between Hitchin and Barton-le-Clay. Picture: Hert

David Edgar, 62, who tragically died after a crash between Hitchin and Barton-le-Clay. Picture: Herts police - Credit: Archant

The family of a 62-year-old grandfather who died after being involved in a crash near Hitchin say his tragic loss has left them “dazed and broken”.

David Edgar, from Luton, died in hospital on Wednesday night after the crash on the B655 Hitchin Road, between Hexton and Pegsdon, at about 1.15pm that day.

His children Catherine, Iain and Vicki said in a joint statement: “Dave was a kind man with a heart full of warmth and kindness for those that knew him.

“He always thought of others ahead of himself, when perhaps he should have been more selfish, but that just wasn’t Dave.

“He was a caring husband, father, grandfather and friend.

“Dave had struggled to come to terms with the death of his wife, our mother, in late 2016. However, in recent months had begun to look forward to life again with a big smile on his face.

“This tragic event has left us dazed and broken. We will miss Dave more than words can express.”

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His brother Eric added: “David was just bouncing back from the recent loss of his wife and recovering from a life-changing illness. His sudden and unnecessary death has left his family and friends devastated.

“He was one of life’s most generous, decent, hard-working and caring people. He was our rock.

“His family and friends will never forget him. David, we miss you so much – may you rest in peace.”

David was driving his silver Kia Picanto west along the B655, in the direction of Barton-le-Clay, when he was involved in a crash with a black Audi RS Quattro near Hexton Manor.

He was cut free from his car by firefighters, but despite the best efforts of the emergency services tragically succumbed to his injuries in hospital.

Police on Thursday appealed for witnesses to the crash. If you saw what happened and have not yet spoken to police, or have any further information that could assist with the investigation, email FCIUsouth@Herts.pnn.police.uk, give information online at herts.police.uk/Report, or call 101 and quote ISR 355 of May 30.

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