Patchway lorry driver named as M5 crash victim

Patchway in the press

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)


  1. The Bristol Evening Post reports that the funeral of Patchway lorry driver Terry Brice was held yesterday (Wednesday 23rd Nov).

    “Hundreds of people attended St Mary the Virgin Church in Almondsbury to say goodbye to one of seven people killed in the 34-vehicle smash earlier this month.”

    Read more: Funeral held for M5 crash victim

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