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Inquest date set for Andrew Heyes, who died after A14 crash in Stowmarket

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An inquest for a 'loyal, caring and intelligent' man who died in a crash on the A14 in Stowmarket is to be held next year.

Andrew Heyes, of Elmswell, died the night before his 29th birthday following the collision with a lorry on the westbound carriageway, near junction 49, at about 10.30pm on May 8 this year.

At Suffolk Coroner's Court, in Ipswich, earlier today it was announced an inquest into Mr Heyes' death will be held next April 4.

Andrew Heyes.
Andrew Heyes.

In a tribute following his death, Andrew's family said he was a 'passionate, pro-active individual' who was well known in the strategic business and personal development industries.

"Andrew influenced, enabled, and supported students around the world as a tutor and dissertation supervisor," they said.

"His cheery mood, passionate belief in hospitality, ‘go-getter’ approach and personal demeanour epitomised the industry.

Andrew's family said he was a 'passionate, pro-active individual'.
Andrew's family said he was a 'passionate, pro-active individual'.

"Simply put Andrew was a true ambassador of the industry."

Colleagues described Andrew as ‘always on hand to share a laugh or joke’.

His role as tutor, training consultant, international speaker and publicist helped individuals and companies to grow professionally through the development of bespoke training to meet individual needs.

"He would support friends and colleagues and always be available to listen and try to help," his family added.

"Andrew’s compassion and understanding of the struggles that some young people experience in their education allowed him, in his role as dissertation supervisor, to support students to achieve well."

It comes as a new inquest date was set for a hitch-hiker who died after an HGV driver hit him on the A143 at Great Barton.

Egidijus Linauskas suffered life-threatening head, neck and back injuries during the incident on July 1, 2019.

Following the collision, Mr Linauskas, originally from Lithuania, was transferred to Addenbrooke's Hospital, in Cambridge, where he died on July 11.

A pre-inquest review for Mr Linauskas has been adjourned until January 21 next year after the HGV driver involved in the crash, Zachary Sutton, pleaded guilty to death by dangerous driving earlier this month.

Sutton, 37, is to be sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court on November 26.

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