JustGiving fund set up in memory of road worker tragically killed on M6

The dangers faced by highway workers were brought sharply into focus yet again this weekend after the tragic death of traffic management operative, Kevin Jarvis.

The incident took place on the M6 between junction 14 and 15 in the early hours of Saturday morning. Mr Jarvis died after his stationary highway’s vehicle was hit by a car, reportedly being followed by police.

As reported by Safer Highways, a 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and remains in police custody.

A National Highways spokesperson told Coventry Telegraph on Saturday “At National Highways we want everyone to get home safe and well. Tragically this morning this couldn’t happen for one of our road workers who was working on the M6 improvement scheme.  Our thoughts remain with their family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time.”

Brian Statham. General Manager at A-one+ Integrated Highways Services said ‘Our hearts go out to the family, friends and colleagues for Mr Jarvis, during this terrible time.  Although this incident did not involve our area or our supply chain, the whole sector feels shock and sadness when these tragedies occur.  Road workers carry out their duties in hazardous and difficult conditions and deserve more respect.’

Stephen Twamley, a friend of Mr Jarvis has set up a JustGiving fund to help provide support for Kevin’s family.

You can donate here https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/stephen-twamley