Family tribute to M5 lorry crash victim Trevor Knight

Trevor Knight Trevor Knight's family said he "truly loved" his job as a lorry driver

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A lorry driver who died when his vehicle collided with another lorry and a van on the M5 "enjoyed life to the full", his family have said.

Trevor Knight, 53, from Sandford, near Crediton in Devon, had been driving lorries for more than 20 years.

A 19-mile (31km) stretch of the southbound motorway north of Bristol was closed for several hours after the crash at 04:00 GMT on Tuesday.

Police are appealing for anyone who saw the collision to contact them.

In a statement Mr Knight's family said: "Trev totally enjoyed life to the full and never more so than when he had his family around him.

"Trev had been a lorry driver for over 20 years. It was a job that he truly loved to do and he had made many great friends doing this job."

They added that he had played for, and managed, his local football team and "loved" quiz nights at his local pub.

"Taking part was his idea of 'doing something for the community'," they said.

"Trev will be greatly missed by all his family and friends in and around the village."

The crash happened near Michaelwood Services, and involved two lorries and a van.

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