Kent: Tribute After M20 Crash Death

The family of a man who was killed when his car left the carriageway of the M20 at the weekend have paid tribute to a ‘generous, full of life son.’

Kent Police was called at 9.20pm on Saturday 15 February to a road traffic collision on the London-bound carriageway between junctions nine and eight after David Fowler’s green Ford Focus overturned and collided with some trees.

It is believed David was travelling in the third lane and took avoiding action when he came across a red Ford Focus already stationary in lane three following an incident minutes earlier in which it had collided with the central barrier.

The air ambulance attended but 30-year-old David, the only occupant of his car, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A family statement said: "We feel devastated at the sudden loss of David on Saturday night. He was a generous, funny, full of life son, brother, grandson and uncle, and our lives will never be the same again.

"Born in Willesborough, David attended the Norton Knatchbull School and then went into a career in accountancy, moving to Westgate when he took up a position with a firm in Broadstairs. In Spring 2013 he joined Mackenzies Accountants in Maidstone. He was a skilled accountant; hardworking and conscientious, and well respected by his clients.

"David both worked hard and played hard, with many loyal friends from schooldays onwards. He was a passionate music lover, attending his first Glastonbury at the age of 16, and many other gigs and concerts since. His other great love was his beloved Arsenal FC – as a season ticket holder, he regularly went up to watch them play.

"It is still so difficult to comprehend the reality of what has happened but we have been comforted so much by the wonderful tributes made by his many friends, and to know that he was so loved, and also the heartfelt messages of sympathy that we have received as a family.’

Witnesses to the collision, or the events leading up to it – including the cause of the red Ford Focus to collide with the central barrier are urged to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit appeal line on 01622 798538.

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