Tributes to musician in fatal crash in Minster
Tributes have been paid to a musician who is thought to
have suffered a heart attack while driving.
Residents rushed to help Terry Long after his car crashed into
two others in New Road, Minster, on Monday evening.
They started CPR before the arrival of emergency services
workers, who also tried to resuscitate him, but the 73-year-old
died at the scene.
Mr Long, of nearby Prince Charles Avenue, was known for his work
in bands on the Island and as a fundraiser for the Salvation
Close friend Stan Partner MBE (pictured to the left of the
picture above, with Mr Long) was a fellow member of The Snowdown
Colliery Welfare Brass Band.
The 81-year-old said: “He was such a cracking bloke. We were
together for 40 years and we never had words.
“He played with the band and a couple of years ago we won the
Southern Counties Championship out of 27 other bands. He was a dear
Mr Long played the baritone euphonium and, along with Mr
Partner, taught prisoners at open prison Standford Hill.
The scene of the accident
in New Road, Minster
Police, paramedics and firefighters were called to the accident
between the junctions of Bramston Road and Copland Avenue at
Mr Long’s blue Ford Fiesta hit the back of Edward Wilson’s Kia
Sportage, which hit Mark Cox’s blue Renault Trafic.
Mr Cox, 37, of New Road, said: “My son heard a noise, he looked
out the window and said ‘Dad, I think something just hit your car
because your air freshener in the window is moving,’ which made me
go out there and have a look.
“There was only one person in one of the cars so I opened the
door, turned the engine off, shouted out for my wife to phone the
The father-of-four performed CPR and was joined by Mr Wilson,
who took instructions over the phone.
The road remained closed for about two hours while officers
Witnesses to the collision can call police on 01622 798538.
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