Tribute To Luton Driver Killed In Head-On Crash

4 June 2018, 19:20 | Updated: 4 June 2018, 19:32

David Edgar Crash Victim

The family of the Luton man who died in a crash on a road to Hitchin, where the occupants of the other car ran-off before the police arrived - have paid tribute to him today.

It was last Wednesday (May 30th) when, just before 115pm David Edgar's silver Kia Picanto was in collision with a black Audi Quattro RS.

Mr Edgar was found in the wreckage, taken to hospital, later died of his injuries.

When police arrived, the occupants of the black Audi had left the scene (B655 Hitchin Road between Pegsdon and Hexton).

They are all described as Asian and in their late teens or early twenties.

Today, Mr Edgar's family hae paid tribute to the 62 year-old.

The following statement is from his children Catherine, Iain and Vicki:

Dave was a kind man with a heart full of warmth and kindness for those that knew him.

He always thought of others ahead of himself, when perhaps he should have been more selfish, but that just wasn’t Dave.

He was a caring husband, father, grandfather and friend.

Dave had struggled to come to terms with the death of his wife, our mother, in late 2016, however, in recent months had begun to look forward to life again with a big smile on his face.

This tragic event has left us dazed and broken. We will miss Dave more than words can express.

The following statement is from David’s brother, Eric:

David was just bouncing back from the recent loss of his wife and recovering from a life-changing illness.

His sudden and unnecessary death has left his family and friends devastated.

He was one of life’s most generous, decent, hard-working and caring people. He was our rock.

His family and friends will never forget him. David, we miss you so much – may you rest in peace.


If you witnessed what happened and have not yet spoken to police, or have any further information that could assist with the investigation, please email, report online at or call 101 quoting ISR 355 of May 30.