Family pay tribute to cyclist who died following A38 collision

Chris Dennehy
(Last Updated On: September 8, 2014)

The family of a  cyclist who died following a collision on the A38 on Friday have paid tribute to him.

Chris Dennehy, 58, from Plympton died following a collision with a lorry near Lee Mill on Friday 5th September. He was airlifted to Derriford hospital but sadly died.

Chris Dennehy

Chris Dennehy

His family said:

“Chris worked at Tesco Lee Mill for 35 years and was highly valued and much liked by staff and customers. He loved cycling and rode to work daily. He was a committed Catholic who spent all of his free time helping others and raising funds for charity.

“A staunch fundraiser for HCPT, The Pilgrimage Trust, for over 30 years he raised tens of thousands of pounds to help handicapped and underprivileged children.

“The family are understandably devastated by this sudden and tragic loss. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

“The family would like to express their gratitude to the Emergency Service personnel who attended the scene of the accident and the Trauma Team at Derriford for all of their efforts to save Chris.”

The 42 year old lorry driver  from Plymouth was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving  and later released on police bail until 4 November 2014.

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