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Tribute to M2 fatal crash victim

Jim Molloy
Jim Molloy worked with people with learning disabilities

The family of a 58-year-old man who was killed in a crash involving five vehicles have paid tribute to a "gentle and loving man".

Jim Molloy, of Broadstairs, died at the scene of the accident on the M2 near Walderslade in Medway on Friday.

He was described as a "devoted husband and a proud father and grandfather".

Two drivers were held on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and another driver on suspicion of driving with excess alcohol after the crash.

The were released on police bail pending further inquiries.

'Happy memories'

Mr Molloy was on his way home from work on Friday afternoon when he was involved in the collision involving four cars and a lorry.

In a statement, his family said: "There are not enough words to describe how devastated we are at the tragic loss of our beloved husband, dad, grandpa, son, brother, uncle and father-in-law.

"He was a gentle, loving man, a devoted husband and a proud father and grandfather.

"We have many happy memories of our time with him but are so deeply saddened that there will be no more in the future."

It continued: "We are proud of the love he showed to the many men and women with learning disabilities to whom he dedicated his life's work.

"He was our strength and our rock and we can't imagine life without him.

"Jim was a man of strong faith and we are comforted in the sure and certain knowledge that we will see him again in the kingdom of heaven."



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