Family pay tribute to 22-year-old killed in Beadlow traffic collision

The family of a man who died in a road traffic collision in Beadlow yesterday morning (Monday) has paid tribute to him.

Tuesday, 24th November 2020, 5:19 pm
Updated Tuesday, 24th November 2020, 5:21 pm

Toby Townsend, 22, from Stevenage, died at the scene of road traffic collision between a motorcycle and a lorry at around 10.50am yesterday.

Tragically, Mr Townsend's family also lost his twin brother Tom, who died in 2015.

Today, the family issued a statement saying: “We are truly devastated at the sudden loss of Toby.

Toby Townsend
Toby Townsend

"He was loved by all who knew him.

“He had a larger-than-life character and a smile that lit up the room. He will leave a huge hole in our family that will never be filled.

"He is now with his twin brother Tom, who died in 2015.”

Sgt Russell Jones, from the Beds, Cambs and Herts road policing unit, said: “Our thoughts are with the family of Mr Townsend as we are working to establish the circumstances which led to this collision.

“We would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident, or who saw the blue Kawasaki motorcycle, or the green lorry prior to the collision.

"We would like to ask any drivers who were in the area at the time to check their dashcam footage, and get in touch if they believe they have any information that can support our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Bedfordshire Police online or by calling 101, quoting Operation Bannow.