Daniel Gunn killed on M5 was 'everybody's true friend'

  • 12 March 2013
  • From the section Somerset
Daniel Gunn
Image caption The crash happened early on Saturday on the M5 between Taunton and Wellington

The family of a man who died in a crash on the M5 in Somerset at the weekend have paid tribute to a "dear son".

Daniel Gunn, 24, was killed and two others were seriously injured when their car crashed early on Saturday between Taunton and Wellington.

A family statement said: "Keith, Maria, Jamie and Laura thank family and friends for their support after the tragic loss of their dear son Daniel.

"He was a wonderful son, brother and everybody's true friend."

Tributes have also been left to on the social media site Twitter.

'Serious condition'

Katie Lelliot posted: "This pain is unbearable I can't believe you've gone.

"You made me the happiest girl alive. RIP Daniel Gunn Xxxxx."

The crash happened between junctions 25 and 26 at about 06:13 GMT on the southbound side of the motorway, closing the road for almost six hours.

Fire crews used cutting equipment to free the men from the Citroen Saxo, which was the only vehicle involved in the crash.

Mr Gunn died as a result of his injuries and two others were taken to Musgrove Park hospital, in Taunton, with life-threatening injuries.

One of the men has since been transferred to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol and remains in a serious condition, police said.

Sgt Jim Whatley, of the Roads Policing Unit, said: "This is a serious incident in which a young man has tragically lost his life.

"I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who was using the motorway network at this time who may have witnessed this collision."

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