Family pay tribute to man who died following Reigate Hill collision

Photo of David Corry released by his family, via Surrey Police


The family of a man who died in the recent collision on Reigate Hill have paid tribute to him, as police continue to call for witnesses.

David Corry, 68, from Dunblane, was driving a 1902 Benz which was taking part in the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run on Sunday 5 November.

At around 11.35am a collision occurred involving the Benz, a silver Ford C-Max, a Mercedes GLE and a Fiat Fiorino.

Sadly, Mr Corry, one of four people hurt in the Benz, died from his injuries the following Tuesday, 7 November.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the collision, or who may have photos or footage of the minutes immediately before or after it, to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01483 639922, quoting reference 45170122877.

Mr Corry’s family have released a statement:

“David’s sudden death has left his family devastated.  He was a dear father, brother, uncle and good friend.

David grew up in the Sevenoaks area but moved to Scotland in 2006, latterly living in Dunblane where he immersed himself in the community helping out as a volunteer on local projects.

He was an engineer by profession with a passion for veteran cars, most particularly the 1902 Benz which has been in the family since 1934 and which he drove in various events for many years.

David had a curious nature and a heart of gold.  He was a unique man who will be sorely missed by his family and many friends.

The family have asked for their privacy to be respected at this difficult time.”

Yesterday, Tuesday 14 November, a coroner’s inquest into Mr Corry’s death was opened and adjourned.

The veteran car run was routed via Reigate this year because of roadworks in Brixton.



Surrey Police

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