A Patchway man has been named as one of seven people killed in Friday’s horrific crash on the M5 near Taunton.
Father-of-five Terry Brice, 55, a lorry driver working for the owners of Cornish pasty makers Ginsters, is reported to be one of two lorry drivers who lost their lives in the 34-vehicle pile-up.
Leicestershire-based food producer Samworth Brothers, which owns Ginsters, said it was “shocked and saddened” by the deaths of two of its drivers.
Mark Samworth, a director of the company, said:
“The thoughts of everyone at Samworth Brothers are with the families and friends of all these individuals and others involved in this terrible incident.”
“Our main priority at the moment is to offer as much support and help as needed to the families of those who have died and to the injured driver and his family.”
Mr Brice’s father Terry, mother Jean and brother Michael paid an emotional and heartbreaking tribute in an ITV Westcountry interview earlier this afternoon
Read more: Two lorry drivers among crash dead (BBC)