Tribute to Bedford man after fatal accident near Little Barford

Tim Dyer

Two men died in a serious collision near Little Barford last week (16 December) and now police are asking for help to piece together what happened.

At around 5.30pm, a white Volkswagen Caddy van was travelling northbound on Little Barford Road towards St Neots when it collided with a blue Audi S4 and an orange Land Rover Discovery.

Emergency services attended but sadly the driver of the van, 57-year-old Andrew Fresher, died at the scene.

The driver of the Audi, Tim Dyer, 38, was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries but sadly died in the early hours of yesterday morning (Monday).

Tim, who was from Bedford, has been called “a much-loved son, brother and friend.”

His brother said: “Tim was the most loveable, charming, charismatic, smart and funny brother I could have wished for. Everybody he met would say they were lucky to have known him and he could brighten any room he walked into.

“He never missed an opportunity for a joke or a laugh and lived life to the fullest. Totally fearless, always well dressed, immaculately presented and exuding class, Tim will be sorely missed by all who knew him.”

Now, police investigating the accident are asking for witnesses who may have seen the collision to get in touch.

“This collision has sadly resulted in two lives lost and our thoughts are with those involved and their families,” said detective constable Neil Crosier from Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Serious Collision Investigation Unit.

“I’d urge anyone with information which could help us piece together the events leading up to this collision to get in touch.

“In particular, we’d like anyone with dashcam footage to contact us, as it could be vital to our enquiries.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit by calling 101 or visiting the Bedfordshire Police online reporting centre, quoting Operation Albuquerque.

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