Family pays tribute to ‘loving and gentle’ man killed in …
The 20-year-old, from Elstow near Bedford, was driving a silver Mazda MX5 which was involved in a collision with a blue Scania HGV and a grey Nissan Qashqai at 6.40am. Officers and paramedics attended, but Mr Bayford was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
Paying tribute, Jack's family said: "Our family is beyond heartbroken at the sudden loss of Jack. He was kind, loving, gentle, funny, geeky and hardworking and had his whole life in front of him. To be taken too soon and in this way feels so cruel and we are still struggling to believe it is real.
"Jack was a much-loved son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and boyfriend. He will forever be loved and remembered by his family and friends; especially his mum, dad, little sister and his soulmate Mady. Rest in peace, our beautiful boy."
The drivers of the other vehicles remained at the scene. An investigation is ongoing.
Detective Constable Fay Millen, from the road policing unit, said: "Our thoughts are with Jack's family and friends at this very difficult time. I am appealing to anyone who may have seen the collision, or any of the vehicles prior to it, to please get in touch."
Anyone with information or dashcam footage should report it through the force website using reference: CC-17112023-0058. Anyone without internet access should call 101.
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