Cambridgeshire

Tractor driver arrested over Chatteris A141 death crash

Accident scene on A141 Chatteris Image copyright Terry-Harris.com
Image caption The driver of a blue Toyota Hybrid died following the crash with a tractor

A man died when the car he was driving crashed with a tractor and its trailer.

Phillip Moore, 66, of High School Close, March, Cambridgeshire, died on the way to hospital following the collision on the A141 in Chatteris at about 05:10 GMT.

The driver of the JCB tractor, 34, and from Chatteris, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by driving without due care and attention while under the influence of drugs.

He was released under investigation.

Two lorries were also involved in the crash on the Isle of Ely Way, but neither of the drivers were injured, Cambridgeshire Police said.

Cambridge City Football Club said Mr Moore had been a "lifelong supporter".

Paying tribute to him on its website, vice-chairman Terry Dunn said: "I speak on behalf of everyone connected with Cambridge City when I say how shocked, stunned and saddened we are with regards the tragic death of Phil Moore."

Mr Moore was a "loyal fan" who "would wear his City scarf with great pride", he said. "He was one of the best, a true gentleman who had time for everyone."

A minute's silence will be held at Saturday's home game against Sutton Coldfield in tribute to Mr Moore.

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