Family pays tribute to Notts man killed in Christmas Eve crash


The family of a Nottinghamshire man who died after being hit by a lorry on Christmas Eve have paid tribute to him.

Dave Harris, from Ragnall, died following the incident at around 3.40am on December 24 on the A57 at Dunham-on-Trent, north of Newark.

His mum Anne Harris and fiancé of 10 years Alex Postolowsky issued a tribute to him in a a statement, describing how the 33-year-old was a great outdoors enthusiast and a dedicated member of 1st Woodbeck Scouts group.

They said: “Dave was a popular and adored character with a large group of friends – He was selfless, kind and generous.

“He was open-minded, hard-working and a tolerant individual who had a thirst for knowledge particularly on world affairs.

“He was an animal lover and was always the first to help someone in need, even if it was an inconvenience or put him at risk.

“He was a very caring and doting son and since his father died 3 years ago he had greatly supported and helped his mother.”

A57 road
Mr Harris died after the incident on the A57 (Picture: Google)

Dave graduated from the University of Lincoln with a degree in Business Studies before going on to work as a software engineer for several years.

He also enjoyed climbing and kayaking, and had travelled worldwide to places including Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Taiwan, Japan, Malaysia and New Zealand.

He had recently got a new job at Nigel Appleyard Pressure Washing Services.

The family added he was “immensely loved and a huge part of their lives”.

They added that his passing has left them “utterly bereft”.

No arrests have been made following the incident, which is being treated as an accident.

However, Police have asked anyone with any information that could help their investigation to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident 123 of December 24, 2016.