Final tram crash victims named


Police have revealed the identities of the final three London tram crash victims.
Four of those who had died, one woman and three men, had already been named.
Now police say that Donald Collett, 62, Philip Logan, 52, and Robert Huxley, 63, are the other three people who tragically lost their lives in the accident.
They were among seven people who died when the tram they were travelling in overturned as it entered a bend at significantly higher speeds than it should have been travelling.
The family of Mr Collet have released a statement, which said: “Don was a well loved, funny and generous man, who could light up a room with his smile. He is tragically leaving behind a loving family, partner, adored friends and work colleagues.
“Please rest in peace and know you are truly loved and greatly missed.”

Mr Logan’s family meanwhile, described him as both a family man and a generous friend, who had a dry sense of humour.

They added: “Phil was a man with more love compassion and zest for life than words can express. He will be immensely missed by all that knew him.”

The driver of the tram has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and bailed when investigations continue into the cause of the crash. Early indications are that the tram was travelling at speeds far in excess of what it should have done.

In poignant scenes, 100 people carried banners, flags and floral tributes to the scene of the derailment.

Tearful mourners hugged each other while they read the tributes which had been laid at the site.

A sea of flowers, photos, teddies and football shirts and scarfs now lies at the crash site.

The tram has now been removed from the crash site, through the use of a crane and a flatbed lorry. The tram was covered with blue tarpaulin as it sat atop of the lorry and was driven away, although it will still form part of the investigation.

The other four victims to have died were Mark Smith, Dane Chinnery, Phil Seary and DorotaRynkiewicz.

Ms Rynkiewicz, 35, was a mother with two young daughters. Her husband Andrzej is a professional golfer.

Accident investigators are set to release a preliminary report into the crash next week. However, it will take months for the final investigation to be completed and made public.


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