Tributes to Ashford games store manager Danyl Ponsford killed in town centre crash as two men arrested over death
Touching tributes have today been paid to a young driver killed in a crash in Ashford as two men arrested over his death are released on bail.
Danyl Ponsford, 26, died in the smash in Somerset Road at about 11pm on Monday.
Two men arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving have now been bailed, pending further investigations, until January 9.
Bunches of flowers for Danyl - a manager at the Xpress Games in North Street, Ashford - have been left on the corner of Somerset Road and Wellesley Road.
One touching message read: "To Dan, you will be missed. Hope you're playing football with the legends like you."
Another note, left from someone called Lana, said: "Ponsford, you're one of a kind and I will never forget you. We'll miss you everyday. All my love, Lana."
Scores of tributes have also been posted on Danyl's Facebook page.
Bob Grindley said: "RIP Dan. One of the nicest blokes you could meet. You'll be missed by many mate."
Luke Joyce said: "Thanks for all the times you helped us out, and all the friendly smiles in express games, you will be missed."
And Adrian Piper said: "You are going to be missed by so many... gone but only for now, until we meet again."
Floral tributes to Danyl Ponsford laid in Ashford
Bunches of flowers left at the crash site in Ashford
Kent Police said a red Toyota Celica and a silver Volkswagen Golf crashed on Monday night.
The Toyota driver, named as Danyl, died at the scene. The Golf driver, a 27-year-old man from Ashford, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
Later yesterday, police said a 23-year-old man, also from Ashford, was arrested on suspicion of the same offence.
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Two cars collided in Somerset Road, Ashford
Scene of the fatal crash in Somerset Road, Ashford
Wreckage left at the scene of a fatal crash in Ashford
Police closed the road for about seven hours while officers from the Kent Police serious collision investigation unit probed the scene.
DS Scott Lynch urged anyone who saw the crash - or the cars just before it - to come forward.
Police also want to speak to anyone who saw a silver Renault Megane - thought to have been in the area at the time of the crash.
Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to phone the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01622 798538.
Video: Scene of a fatal crash in Ashford town centre
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