Wife pays tribute to crash victim

PUBLISHED: 15:35 15 September 2008 | UPDATED: 21:34 31 May 2010

A MAN who was killed when his blue Porsche 944 struck a tree has been named by police. Motor-racing fan Sam Corrigan, 59, from Ugley Green, died following a crash at Birchanger Corner on the B1383 Stansted Road at about 6.30am on Thursday (September 11).

A MAN who was killed when his blue Porsche 944 struck a tree has been named by police.

Motor-racing fan Sam Corrigan, 59, from Ugley Green, died following a crash at Birchanger Corner on the B1383 Stansted Road at about 6.30am on Thursday (September 11).

Mr Corrigan's wife, Viv said: "Sam Corrigan, the eldest of five children, was married to me for 33 years and was passionately interested in motor racing, music, military history - notably the Second World War - and equestrianism.

"Sam was a very special and much-loved human being who was a real gentleman.

"He made a big impression on everyone, especially in his local community of Ugley Green.

"He will be remembered for his smiling face and his kind, caring and friendly nature."

No other vehicles were involved in the incident and Mr Corrigan was not carrying any passengers. He had been heading in the direction of Bishop's Stortford.

Firefighters from Stansted, Harlow, and Bishop's Stortford were called to the scene at 6.41am and used specialist equipment to cut Mr Corrigan from his car. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The section of road where the accident happened was closed for about four hours while police officers examined the scene and cleared the crash site.

Any witnesses to the crash should call Dunmow Road Policing Unit on 0300 333 4444.

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