Tributes paid to Saffron Walden motorist who died last week

The air ambulance lands at the scene of the crash on Grange Road in which a Saffron Walden man later

The air ambulance lands at the scene of the crash on Grange Road in which a Saffron Walden man later died. - Credit: Archant

THE friend of a man who died after his car left the road and hit a telegraph pole has said “he will be greatly missed by all those who knew him”.

John Pigg, of Thaxted Road, Saffron Walden, died last Friday (September 13) from injuries sustained in a crash in Grange Road, Duxford, three days earlier.

He had been driving a Kia Rio Domino when it left the road and collided with a telegraph pole at 1.20pm on Tuesday.

The 59-year-old was a trustee of the Saffron Walden Jehovah’s Witnesses alongside his wife Cherryl.

Cliff Bard, a member of the branch, said: “John’s death has come as a tremendous shock. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.


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“He was very much loved by the congregation, but he was also admired and appreciated by people who were not of the faith. He befriended everyone.

“He was a lovely man who was very zealous of what he believed and well-respected within the community.”

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Mr Pigg volunteered 70 hours a month engaging in the door-to-door public ministry. He lived in Saffron Walden for about 30 years and leaves behind his wife, three daughters, a son and grandchildren.

A memorial service is being planned at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Little Canfield.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash. Anyone with any information should call PC James Thorne at the Roads Policing Unit on 101.

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