Monday, March 19, 2012

Car driver dies in Devizes canal bridge plunge

The driver of a car died and his two passengers were injured when his Volvo S60 car crashed through Prison Bridge in Devizes and into the Kennet & Avon Canal at 11.45 on Thursday night.
Tributes beside the K&A Canal in Devizes for the driver from Wales who died in the canal on Thursday night: Picture by Bob Naylor©

Wiltshire firefighters recover the car from the Kennet & Avon Canal on Thursday night: Picture by Wiltshire Fire and Rescue©

The driver, who died at the scene of the accident, has been named as Stuart Hughes, 26, a shopfitter from Tredegar in South Wales. 

His passengers were rescued by police and ambulance staff and taken to hospital. 

Wiltshire Firefighters including a specialist water rescue team from Chippenham were soon on the scene and the car was pulled from the canal. 

Police are now investigating the cause of the accident and witnesses should contact PC Kevin Fry of the serious collision investigation team at Amesbury on 101.

Prison Bridge, Devizes: Picture by Bob Naylor©

1 comment:

  1. Rest In Peace Mate You Was A Top Bloke It Was A Pleasure To Have Know / Work With You, Thoughts Are With Your Family & Friends. Gareth.. OCS