Tributes to man killed in Mansfield lorry crash

Tributes have been paid to the 21-year-old killed in a crash in Mansfield.

Wednesday, 30th November 2016, 5:14 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 12:40 pm
Daniel Haggett died after a crash involving three vehicles on the A617.
Daniel Haggett died after a crash involving three vehicles on the A617.

Work colleagues said Daniel Haggett who died after a road traffic incident on the Marr Road, was a ‘genuine, lovely lad’.

The Farnsfield man died after the car he was travelling in collided head-on with a lorry before hitting another car shortly after 11.15 am on Thursday, November 24. The accident happened on the A617 Sherwood Way East, close to the Adamsway roundabout.

Daniel worked for TSW Services Ltd, a long-standing, family-run car repair, agricultural services and garden machinery firm in Woodborough, Nottingham.

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Managing director Robert Smith said news of his death had come as a huge shock to all the workforce.

“He was such a genuine, lovely lad,” said Mr Smith. “He was a pleasure to work with, and his death is a crying shame.

“He started with us just under a year ago. He was part-time at first, but then we took him on full-time. He worked in the horticultural section, looking after the mowers and horticultural equipment, and he was probably the best mechanic we have had in that department.

“He got on well with everybody. He was a pleasant, nice lad.”

Daniel used to attend The Minster School in Southwell, where his former head of house.

Police, firefighters and paramedics attended the scene after reports of an incident on Thursday, November 24.

Daniel was pronounced dead at the scene and the road remaained closed until 7.15pm for forensic investigators to comb the scene.

A car crashed into another car after hitting a lorry - the lorry driver also suffered head and leg injuries and police are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen the crash to come forward.

Please contact 101 quoting incident 245 of November 24.