Friend pays tribute to Wells man Alan Taylor who died in crash near Burnham Market

Flowers left at the scene of the crash on the B1355. Picture: Chris Bishop

Flowers left at the scene of the crash on the B1355. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

Tributes have been paid to a Wells driver who died in a car crash on Friday evening.

The stretch of the B1355 where the collision occurred. Picture: Chris Bishop

The stretch of the B1355 where the collision occurred. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

Alan Taylor, 29, suffered fatal injuries when his BMW was involved in a collision with another car on the B1355, between North Creake and Burnham Market, on Friday night.

An announcement in the Eastern Daily Press says he died 'tragically as a result of an accident'. It says Mr Taylor was the beloved grandson of Alan Smith and the late Sally Smith, of Wells, adding: 'He will be so sadly missed. Rest in peace.'

Friend Stevie Marriott said: 'He was one of those people who was always cheerful, always polite, if you said: 'Alan, can you do something for me, he'd say yes.

'He was one of the very few people I've ever known who never criticised anybody, never found fault with anybody, never said anything unkind. Everyone liked him, he was a really good sort.'


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Mr Marriott, 66, a professional wrestler, said he got to know Mr Taylor when he worked as a gas delivery driver.

'Everybody you speak to, everybody in Wells is devastated,' he said. 'He was brought up there, he went to school there, in a small place the loss of a person is felt. Everybody knows everybody in Wells.'

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Tributes to Mr Taylor have been left at the crash scene. Police are still investigating the cause of the collision.

A spokesman said: 'The incident happened on the B1355 Creake Road, near to the junction with Beacon Hill Road, when a green BMW 318 and blue Mercedes C200 travelling in opposite directions were involved in a collision.

'The driver of the BMW, a man in his late 20s, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene while the driver and passenger of the Mercedes, a man and woman aged in their 70s, suffered serious injuries.'

Firefighters used hydraulic lifting gear to free a casualty from one of the vehicles before making the scene safe.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Serice said: 'We received a call on Friday at 7.28pm to reports of a two vehicle RTC on Burnham Road near North Creake to which we sent a rapid response vehicle, two ambulance officers, and an ambulance crew.

'At the scene there were three patients, sadly one of whom was pronounced dead at the scene. Our thoughts are with the friends and family involved at this sad time.'

Anyone with information about the crash should call the serious collision investigation team on 101.

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