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Balloons and fireworks mark death of fourth A63 victim as key witness in horror crash loses fight for life
2021-11-30 00:43:00
The death of the only survivor of the horrific A63 crash at near Melton has been marked with balloons, fireworks and flares at a field in Yorkshire. But as friends and family of Sam Connors paid tribute to him on windswept farmland, it also marked the last hope of police to establish some of the final fateful moments leading up to the accident. Connors, along with pals Willy Harty and Lawrence James, died when the BMW they were in ploughed into a Peugeot being driven by Alison Clark from Elloughton, a popular and well know figure in the Brough community. For the latest tributes in Hull and East Yorkshire, click here. Moments before the accident, the white BMW 1 series had been seen by witnesses emerging the wrong way onto the westbound A63 from the Melton interchange. The BMW is believed to have already aroused the suspicion of police and moments before the accident a number of police vehicles were seen in the area. The three young men who died in the BMW which crashed on the A63; Sam Connors, Willy Hart and Lawrence James. Their BMW collided with a Peugeot being driven by Alison Clark from Elloughton, who also died There are unconfirmed reports a vehicle matching the description of the white BMW was seen by witnesses heading away from Hull, ignoring traffic signals earlier the same night. It is known that Humberside Police were involved in a “short pursuit” of the BMW in the events leading up to the accident at around 10pm on Monday, November 22. But the tragic death of the only person to have survived the impact means police will now have lost the chance to piece together what exactly the three young men were doing and why the driver took the deadly decision to drive into the A63. The three young men, all pals in their early 20s, are believed to have been popular members of the travelling community in Bradford and Leeds. It is believed Willy Harty was the father of a young girl. It is unclear why the three young men had been driving late into the evening in the Hull area. But the fateful decision to drive the wrong way onto the A63 sealed their fate and led to the death of Mrs Clark who had been travelling home from a supermarket shop to her husband and daughter. A witness driving eastbound on the A63 described seeing the BMW carrying the three men emerge fast onto the wrong side of the dual carriageway. Seconds later it collided head on with Mrs Clark’s Peugeot 3008. The scene of the A63 accident as emergency services arrived at the scene (Image: Hull Live) The crash is believed to have flipped one car over the barrier and off the road while the second car was left on its side on the carriageway. Witnesses reported a serious fire then breaking out at the scene as desperate passers-by trued to help the victims. Emergency services were at the scene soon after where Mrs Clark, was confirmed to have died at the scene along with Willy Harty and Lawrence James. Sam Connors was rushed to Hull Royal Infirmary in a critical condition with serious injuries and passed away on Saturday. Shortly after the tragedy, Mrs Clark’s husband Rob paid a moving tribute to his beloved wife Alison who was an active and well-loved member of the community, working for Triangle Motors based in Brough. She also helped the Church Council and was chair of Friends of Elloughton School Association. Alison Clark, pictured with husband Rob and their daughter Emily, died in a crash on the A63 Mr Clark said: “It is like having your heart ripped out. I can't comprehend it. I keep expecting her to walk through the door. I feel a tremendous sense of loss. “I feel incredibly, incredibly sad about losing her and about the idea of Emily growing up without her mum. She was such a wonderful woman and mother. “She would look out for her interests in everything. She would help her pursue her dreams. “She was a warrior when it came to looking after people's interests, including our daughter's. “For me to grow old without my wife is upsetting. I wanted to go on every adventure in the world with her.” Alison Clark, pictured with husband Rob, who described her as a 'warrior' who always looked after others In West Yorkshire, the deaths of Sam Connors, Willy Harty and Lawrence James were marked with touching tributes on social media and gatherings of friends and family. One group gathered at the site of Newsham Green Farm, scene of the Mint music festival, and described as the ‘last place the boys raved together’ by friends. Balloons were released and flares and fireworks set off as the group cheered. The following day, as news of Sam Connor’s death emerged, a second gathering took place at a Leeds boxing club where balloons were released to cheers. Online tributes were made to Sam Connor. One said: “You will be missed by everyone

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