Cornwall

M5 crash: Funeral for lorry driver Kye Thomas

Kye Thomas
Image caption Kye Thomas was described as a keen family man

The funeral has taken place of a lorry driver from Cornwall who was killed in a 34-vehicle crash on the M5 in Somerset.

Kye Thomas, 38, who lived in St Anne's Chapel near Gunnislake, was one of seven fatalities in the crash at junction 25 near Taunton.

The father-of-four had been driving a lorry for Samworth Brothers which owns Callington-based Ginsters.

The funeral was held at Calstock Parish Church.

Mr Thomas, who was also a taekwondo instructor, went to school in Plymouth and had previously served in the Army.

His friend Dale Trevail said: "He was brilliant with his children and his wife and he would do anything for anyone.

"If I ever needed to talk to anyone, he was always there."

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