Family pay tribute to man who died after collision
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The family of a man who died after a collision in Lower Loxley have paid tribute to him.
We were called to Mill Lane at 3.55pm on Friday 1 December to reports of a serious collision involving a lorry and a van.
Sadly, Kial Thurman, 31, from Long Eaton, died at the scene.
His family continue to be supported by specially-trained officers at this difficult time.
In a tribute, Kial’s family said: “Our family are heartbroken at the devastating loss of Kial, who was a beloved son, brother and uncle. Rarely seen without a football by his feet, his loss will also be felt by the local football community. He was a bright, creative, and kind young man who would bring out the best in all those around him with his infectious personality, living up to his nickname from childhood of Smiler.
“Our lives will not be the same again without our truly amazing son, brother, nephew and grandson. You were the most incredible footballer, artist and singer, all in one, a man of many talents. We love you with all our hearts and you will never be forgotten. Rest easy Kial until we all meet again.
“We ask that anyone that can help the police with their investigation to come forward.”
Anyone who witnessed the collision or those with CCTV, dashcam or doorbell footage from the area are asked to get in touch with us.
Contact us by calling 101, quoting incident 409 of 1 December, or message us using Live Chat on our website – www.staffordshire.police.uk