Brian Maitland: Taxi driver in Kent three-car crash named
A taxi driver who died in a three-car crash in Kent has been named as 63-year-old Brian Maitland from Maidstone.
Mr Maitland died at the scene, in Cranbrook Road, Knox Bridge, on Tuesday evening.
A 47-year-old woman passenger in the front of his cab, who also died, has not yet been named by police.
Mr Maitland's family said he was a loving husband, father and grandfather who was happiest with his wife, Linda, their two sons, and their friends.
Kent Police said a post-mortem examination would be carried out next week.
An 18-year-old female passenger in the back of the taxi, who was seriously injured, is still in hospital. She is said to be in a stable condition.
The drivers of the two other cars involved, a man and a woman, both from Maidstone and in their 40s, were treated for minor injuries.
The accident happened on a stretch of road that is a continuation of the A229 between Frittenden and Staplehurst.
A two-mile section was closed for several hours to allow investigators to examine the scene.