A14 lorry deaths crash: Family tributes to 'much loved' father and 'devoted' husband

David Thompson; Lee Johnston Image copyright Northamptonshire Police
Image caption David Thompson (left) and Lee Johnston died in the crash on 15 May

The families of two men killed when their lorries crashed on the A14 have paid tribute.

David Thompson, 56, from Coventry and Lee Johnston, 58, from Northampton died when a white Volvo LGV crashed with a black Leyland LGV on the A14 in Northamptonshire.

It happened on Wednesday, 15 May, and resulted in the A14 being closed at junction one (Welford) and junction two (Kelmarsh).

Police are appealing for witnesses.

In a statement released by Northamptonshire Police, Mr Thompson's family said: "David was a much-loved father, son, grandfather and brother.

"He comes from a loving family and will be greatly missed."

Mr Johnston's family said: "Lee was a hard-working devoted husband, dad, grandfather, son, son-in-law, brother and friend. His family was his life.

"His 22-month-old grandson was his absolute joy and in a couple of months a new little granddaughter is due.

"So tragically taken from us all for doing nothing more than the job he has been doing for the last 32 years."

Both families offered their condolences to one another in the statements.

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