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Suicide trucker feared job loss
E:D Truckin
Mr Lee worked for a Northamptonshire haulage firm
A truck driver committed suicide because he was unnecessarily worried about losing his licence, an inquest has heard.

Kevin Lee, 38, from Northamptonshire, hanged himself from a bridge over the A52 in Derbyshire in September 2003.

An inquest in Derby heard that he believed a roadside camera had caught him speeding - and the extra points would lead to a driving ban.

Inquiries later showed he had actually not been caught speeding.

'Model employee'

It was also revealed by police that he only had three points on his licence instead of nine, because the other points had been removed.

Mr Lee, a father of four from Ringstead near Kettering, drove a lorry for a Northamptonshire-based haulage firm.

The Derby coroner Michael Bird ruled that his death was a suicide.

Tony Franklin of E:D Truckin said: "Kevin was a model employee and he was liked by all the employees and customers - driving was his life.

"We were devastated to hear the news and still can't believe it is true."


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