Worker Killed Following Waste Vehicle Collision [UPDATED]

Ashby Road, Daventry
Ashby Road, Daventry

An Amey worker has died following a collision with his waste collection vehicle.

The incident took place on Friday morning (8 April) in Daventry, around the northern end of Ashby Road near Langdon Close.

Police, ambulance and fire crews were called to the scene and investigations are under way into how the collision took place.

Rob Edmondson, director environmental Services at Amey, which runs Daventry District Council’s waste collections, said: “It is with great sadness that we can confirm that one of our employees has died this morning.

“We are unable to provide further details about this incident at present, however our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the family and friends affected, and we are working with the police to establish how this tragic event has taken place.

“We have ceased collections for the rest of today in order to support our employees in light of this news.”

Ian Vincent, chief executive of Daventry District Council told the Daventry Express: “We are shocked and saddened by this terrible, tragic incident during today’s bin round in Daventry.

“Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the crew member’s family, friends and colleagues at Amey.”

UPDATE [12 April]

The victim has been named as Kane Beard, 22, from Daventry.

A minute’s silence was held by Amey and Daventry District Council at 11am on Monday in memory of Mr Beard.

Ahead of the minute’s silence Ian Vincent, chief executive at Daventry District Council said: “At 11am we will pause with our colleagues at Amey to observe a minute’s silence as a mark of respect for Kane, a popular member of our local community.

“Our thoughts and deepest sympathies remain with his family, friends and colleagues at this sad and difficult time.”

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