Family pays tribute to ‘wonderful’ lorry driver who died on the A35 at Axminster

PUBLISHED: 15:23 18 May 2019 | UPDATED: 09:20 22 May 2019

Wayne Woodbridge was killed in a collision on the A35 at Axminster on April 29, 2019.

Wayne Woodbridge was killed in a collision on the A35 at Axminster on April 29, 2019.


The family of a man who died following a collision on the A35 have paid tribute to a ‘wonderful son, brother, uncle, father and pops’.

Wayne Woodbridge, aged 54, died on April 29 after his lorry was in a head-on collision with another HGV on the A35 Gammons Hill at Kilmington Cross

Emergency services were called at 5.50am but Mr Woodbridge, from Winchester, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the other vehicle, a 36-year-old man from Bristol remains in Derriford hospital receiving treatment.

The family of Mr Woodbridge said in a tribute released yesterday (Friday, May 17): "Wayne Woodbridge was a wonderful son of Esther, brother to Tina, uncle to Claire, Kerry and Carl, father to Shana, Billy and Devon and pops to Evelyn and Albi and bump, as well as loving partner to Colleen.

"His smile and laughter will be missed by all who knew him and we as a family have not come to terms with his loss.

"We ask the media to respect our wishes and leave us to grieve but would like to welcome anyone who knew him to attend his celebration of life at Wessex Vale Crematorium on Thursday, May 23 at 1.45pm."

Police are continuing to appeal for anyone who witnessed the incident and anyone with information to contact police on 101 quoting log 70 of 29/4/19.

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