The UK's fastest-growing regional news network
20°C | 13°C
20°C | 12°C
23°C | 12°C
See the full forecast for your area.
Sponsored by Britelite.
Home Ashford News Article
The family of an Ashford man killed when his car overturned on the M20 as he tried to avoid a crash have today paid tribute to "generous, full-of-life son".
Accountant David Fowler, 30, was attempting to miss a car that had hit the central reservation when his vehicle flipped from the third lane.
In a touching tribute, his family spoke of their devastation at their loss of the music-lover and Arsenal FC fan, who "worked hard and played hard".
Mr Fowler's green Ford Focus ended up in trees beside the London-bound carriageway between J9 and J8 on Saturday night.
The air ambulance landed, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
A family statement released by police today said: "We feel devastated at the sudden loss of David on Saturday night.
"It is still so difficult to comprehend the reality of what has happened but we have been comforted so much by the wonderful tributes made by his many friends..." - David Fowler's family
"He was a generous, funny, full of life son, brother, grandson and uncle, and our lives will never be the same again.
"Born in Willesborough, David attended the Norton Knatchbull School and then went into a career in accountancy, moving to Westgate when he took up a position with a firm in Broadstairs.
"In spring 2013 he joined Mackenzies Accountants in Maidstone. He was a skilled accountant; hardworking and conscientious, and well respected by his clients.
"David both worked hard and played hard, with many loyal friends from schooldays onwards.
"He was a passionate music lover, attending his first Glastonbury at the age of 16, and many other gigs and concerts since. His other great love was his beloved Arsenal FC – as a season ticket holder, he regularly went up to watch them play.
"It is still so difficult to comprehend the reality of what has happened but we have been comforted so much by the wonderful tributes made by his many friends, and to know that he was so loved, and also the heartfelt messages of sympathy that we have received as a family."
Witnesses to the crash at about 9.20pm, or the events leading up to it – including the cause of the red Ford Focus to hit the central barrier - are urged to phone the Serious Collision Investigation Unit appeal line on 01622 798538.
Did you know David Fowler? Leave your tributes below.
Click here for more news from Ashford.
Click here for more news from around the county.