Family pays tribute to Little Paxton man who died in A14 collision

Daniel Cole died in a crash on the A14

Daniel Cole died in a crash on the A14 - Credit: Archant

The family of a man from Little Paxton who died in a collision on the A14 have paid tribute to their ‘caring and generous’ relative.

Daniel Cole, 38, was walking on the eastbound carriageway of the A14, near junction 37, at Newmarket, at about 11pm on January 28 when he was involved in a collision with a lorry.

The father-of-one was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency services.

Mr Cole’s partner is currently pregnant with the couple’s second child, a younger sibling to ‘his princess’ and eldest child Bella.

Paying tribute, Mr Cole’s family said in a statement: “Daniel’s parents, Dawn and Stephen, received the most awful news that any parent can receive, that Daniel, their eldest son of four children, had been involved in a tragic accident, and sadly passed away on January 28.

“Daniel was a brother to Matthew, Selina, Tracey, a loving partner to Chloe, and was an amazing father to Bella.

“Daniel and Chloe received the news that they were expecting their second child, another princess, due in April. Sadly for Daniel, he won’t get to see her now.

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“Daniel was a compassionate and loving son, who adored his family, and often teased his nephews and nieces.

“He would light up any room with his cheeky smile or his loud infectious laugh.

“To those who knew him, he had a big heart, and was most caring, generous and hard-working in nature.

“A forgiving and understanding young man, Daniel would go out of his way to help anyone, and was full of love, joy and pride. Our hearts are all aching.”

Witnesses or anybody who may have any relevant dash-cam footage are asked to call the Suffolk Constabulary serious collision investigation team on 101 quoting reference 455.