‘Father figure’ whose Mercedes rolled into pond after crash is named
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A man who died after crashing into a pond has been identified as a former London trader who grew up in Norfolk.
Steve Jennions, 51, is understood to have been driving a silver Mercedes E63 AMG that overturned and came to rest in the pond at the side of the road.
The Mercedes had collided with a blue Vauxhall Mokka at around 12.50pm on Monday, February 3, on the B1172 London Road in Suton.
Mr Jennions, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was named by a friend, who did not wish to be identified.
His LinkedIn profile said he attended Norwich School in the 1980s and, after studying mathematics at University College London, spent a career working in the capital's bustling trading market.
During that time, his employers included UBS, Citibank, Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank, among others.
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After leaving his role as an executive director with the latter, he became an informal private investor and, outside of work, was a keen motorsport fan.
The friend described him as "one of life's characters" and said he was "well-known and liked in the City".
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He said: "Steve was very well-known within the foreign exchange and emerging markets community, having worked at two large investment banks.
"He has a lot of friends in the City. A lot of people just heard in the last 24 hours of his passing, and we're all really upset. He was a lovely, lovely guy.
"He was a great person to work with and to have a chat with. Even though he had left the market, a lot of people saw him as a mentor and as a father figure."
Two others who were involved in the crash - the female driver of the Vauxhall and her male passenger, both in their 40s - were taken to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital to be treated for minor injuries.