THE family of a 24-year-old man killed on the A60 Cuckney Hill have spoken of their utter devastation and sadness - but are determined to help prevent any more deaths on the road.
Luke Winter’s pregnant partner Keeley Nattriss has lost the ‘love of her life’ while Geoff, Sharon and Rachel Winter say they will ‘never recover’ from losing a wonderful son and brother. The Nether Langwith man was killed when the Citroen he was driving was involved in a collision with a Ford Fiesta at around 7.45pm on Wednesday 15th August.
Keeley’s father Tony was also killed following a crash on the same road in 2009 - just yards from where Luke died.
Her life is now in ‘tatters’ as she comes to terms with having to raise a child without its father and grandfather.
Chad’s campaign to install speed cameras on the A60 between Church Warsop and Cuckney is being fully backed by Keeley and Luke’s family.
Luke’s sister Rachel gathered hundred of signatures by taking petitions around Langwith and Shirebrook.
Around 1,500 signatures were received in total and handed over to Nottinghamshire County Council last week.
Luke’s dad, Geoff, said the death of his son has completely wrecked his family’s lives.
He said: “We would like to convey to people the utter devastation that has been caused to our family. It is life-changing devastation.
“We are never going to recover from this. It was just so unnecessary and has wrecked all of our lives. I don’t think we will ever smile again.”
Geoff revealed the shattering effect the death has had on Keeley, who had been in a relationship with Luke for 11 years.
He added: “They were a normal happy couple with their futures in front of them. Now she is going to be a single mum with all the difficulties and challenges that brings.
“Her life is in tatters, they had been together for 11 years. He was the love of her life.
“We want to do all we can to help the campaign as we don’t wish this on anybody.
“Let’s hope something is done before anything else happens to someone else. We would not wish anyone to go through what we are going through.”
Keeley, who is 25 weeks pregnant, said: “The support we have received from friends, family and the police has been absolutely amazing. We can’t thank everyone enough.”
Luke’s sister Rachel added: “There have been six deaths in six years. As a family we want to be heavily involved in getting something done on that stretch of road.”