'RIP Dad:' Family's tributes as Doncaster road death crash victim is named

The family and friends of a dad killed as he crossed a road in Doncaster have been paying tribute after he was named.

By Darren Burke
Friday, 12th November 2021, 7:27 am
The man who died on Balby Road has been named locally as David Kerry.

David Kerry has been named locally as the 42-year-old who died when he was in collision with a car on Balby Road on Wednesday night.

Police, paramedics and a number of members of the public fought valiantly to save him, with the air ambulance called in, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

His children, sister and friends have all paid tribute to Mr Kerry, a Leeds United fan.

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Nicole Kerry simply posted: “R.I.P dad,” while Luis Kerry wrote: “This is my dad if anyone knows anything about it please share.”

Sister Anne-m Stokes wrote: “R.I.P little bro.”

Balby Road was shut in both directions for several hours following the fatal collision, with the air ambulance landing in nearby Westfield Park.

South Yorkshire Police say the driver of a blue Mercedes involved in the collision is helping with the investigation while an appeal has been launched to find anyone who may have witnessed the crash.

It has also emerged that members of the public tended to Mr Kerry following the collision.

Alysha Jaques said: “Honestly awful, and to witness it was even worse, poor man. Tried to do our best to save him! RIP

She added: Worst night of my life - to witness that when we was just driving down the road was something I will never get out my head. We tried our best to save him. I’m so sorry to him and his family.”

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “At around 7.30pm on Wednesday, a blue Mercedes was travelling along Balby Road in the direction of Doncaster. As they crossed the junction with Mansfield Road, the driver collided with a 42-year-old man in the carriageway.

“The man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

“The driver of the Mercedes wasn’t injured and is currently assisting us with our investigation.

The incident number is 897 of 10 November and any information can be sent through via 101 or live chat.

Footage can be emailed to [email protected] with the incident number in the subject line.