Yatton man named after fatal A370 lorry crash in Congresbury

PUBLISHED: 16:10 14 June 2017

The air ambulance was called to help the man - but he could not be saved. Picture: Mike Norton

The air ambulance was called to help the man - but he could not be saved. Picture: Mike Norton

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The family of a North Somerset man who was killed in a lorry accident on Friday have spoken of their ‘tremendous shock’.

The A370 was closed while the air ambulance attended the incident in Congresbury. Picture Tony Beeston (Twitter)The A370 was closed while the air ambulance attended the incident in Congresbury. Picture Tony Beeston (Twitter)

The Mercury can reveal Hugh Swain was the 63-year-old pedestrian who died in the crash in Congresbury on the A370.

He lived in Mendip Gardens in Yatton with his wife Maggie.

READ MORE: Witnesses sought after fatal crash on A370

Hugh’s sister Angela Walker said the news of her brother’s passing had come as a ‘tremendous shock’.

The crash occurred at about 10.05am.

Police closed the A370 for most of the day while accident investigators surveyed the scene.

An Avon and Somerset Constabulary spokesman said: “We are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident who may have information to help our enquiries.”

Anyone able to help the police with their investigation of the crash is asked to call the force’s collision investigators on 101, quoting reference CI/115/17.

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