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Tributes Paid To RAC Worker Who Died In Rainworth Collision

20th June 2018
News, Mansfield

Tributes have been paid to a ‘true family man’ who died after being hit by a car on the A617 eastbound dual carriageway at Rainworth.

David Stokes, 33, of Chellaston, Derby, died at the scene of the collision which happened at about 7.20pm on Friday (15 June 2018) on the A617 between Rufford Colliery Lane and the roundabout with the B6020.

Mr Stokes, who worked for the RAC, was recovering a vehicle at the time of the collision.

In a statement Mr Stokes' family said: "Words can't express how much we love and miss him, he was a true family man who died doing the job he loved. He will be missed by all.

"We appreciate all of the heartfelt messages of condolence we have received but we’d ask people to allow the family time to grieve at this difficult time."

RAC CEO Dave Hobday said: "David was a dedicated, much loved and valued member of our team and his death has been a terrible shock to all of us at the RAC.

"We continue to work closely with his family and will do everything we can to support them at this incredibly difficult time.

"His death has sparked an enormous reaction from colleagues, friends, other breakdown patrols and recovery workers. 

"We will be holding a minute’s silence on Friday at 11am in memory of David and are also planning further activity over the coming days to give David’s colleagues an opportunity to remember him."

Anyone who saw the collision, any motorists who have dash-cam footage or anyone who has any other information about the incident is urged to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 871 of 15 June 2018 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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