Police name father who died in tragic collision

Monday, 23rd January 2017

STAFFORDSHIRE police are now in a position to name the man who died in Friday’s road traffic collision on the A51 Tamworth Road.

He was Andrew Dennis, aged 41, from Tamworth.

Mr Dennis died following a two-vehicle collision at around 8am on Friday morning. An investigation into the circumstances of the collision is ongoing.

A statement from Andrew’s wife, Hannah, reads:

“It is with incredible sadness that my dear loving husband, Andy Dennis, died on Friday 20 January in a collision.

“I have had the privilege of sharing the past 21 years with him, 16 as his wife. I had hoped for many more, but for now, I am focusing on the memories of the times we did have together.

“He was an incredible Dad to our three amazing children, Joel, Malachi and Lydia. He has given them a great start in life: full of love, care, understanding, teaching, faith and opportunities. They will miss him hugely but know that he loved them more than words could say.

“He was a caring son, grandson and brother who will be hugely missed.

“He was a kind, thoughtful man who had made a huge impact on the lives of many children, firstly on the Isle of Wight and then for the past 15 years in various schools in Tamworth, including St Gabriel’s Primary and Three Peaks Primary, before moving to Gentleshaw Primary a year ago.

“He has been an active member of our Church working alongside the children and youth, throwing himself into weekends away and weekly activities.

“He has been a good friend to many, often sharing his passion: mountain biking.

“Thank you to everyone who has already sent best wishes, condolences, thoughts, prayers, and offers of practical help. I cannot believe how generous you all are.

“It is too early to have made any arrangements, but I will let you know regarding a Thanksgiving Service for his life when I know more.”

Witnesses to the collision are asked to call Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 99 of January 20.

Tamworth Informed wish to pass on their condolences to all involved.