‘We will miss him terribly’: Man who died in Stamford Bridge collision named

20 Oct 2020 @ 7.20 pm
| News

Loved ones of the man who died in a collision near Stamford Bridge paid tribute to him tonight (Tuesday).

Police today named him as Simon David Gill, 45 of Stamford Bridge. 

He died after being in collision with a car on the A166 on Friday.

His family said: “Simon was a much-loved son, brother and uncle. He overcame serious injuries to lead a happy life in Stamford Bridge.

“He loved his home and spent a lot of time in his garden which he was very proud of. 

“He enjoyed having a chat with people from the village every morning and could often be found in the village cafes having coffee and cake. 

“We will miss him terribly.”

Appeal for information

Police have appealed for information and dash-cam footage following the collision.

It was reported at 7.14pm on Friday (16 October) when Simon was involved in a collision with a grey Fiat 500.

Sadly he sustained fatal injuries in the collision and died at the scene.

Officers are appealing to anyone who saw a man walking along the A166 between Stamford Bridge and Gate Helmsley, or saw a small grey car travelling along the A166 either prior to the collision or anyone who witnessed the collision, to come forward.

The road was closed and reopened at around 12.30am. The driver of the car was physically uninjured.

Anyone who can assist the investigation is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police.

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for the Major Collision Investigation Team
Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
Email Julie Brown here
Quote reference number 12200181961