As petition for speed cameras tops 1,250, family pay tribute to ‘kind, caring, beautiful daughter, wife, sister and auntie’ killed on Fen road

PUBLISHED: 15:32 24 August 2020 | UPDATED: 11:55 26 August 2020

Thursday's head-on crash happened on the A141 between Chatteris and Warboys. Picture: Google Maps

Thursday's head-on crash happened on the A141 between Chatteris and Warboys. Picture: Google Maps

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One of the first on the scene of a fatal collision on the A141 - in which Stephanie Rivers, 33, died - has set up a petition calling for speed cameras.

Daniel Gambling came across the collision involving a black BMW and a black Volkswagen Polo between Warboys and Chatteris at around 10pm on August 20.

Stephanie’s mother, Patricia Rivers and sister, Tracy Leaper, said: “Steph was a kind, caring, beautiful, animal-loving daughter, wife, sister and auntie.

“She will be forever loved and truly missed by all who were lucky enough to have known her.”

When he heard the news, Mr Gambling launched a petition on change.org for average speed cameras along the A141 and over 1,250 people have already signed it.

He said: “I’ve seen a lot of close calls down this single carriage way with speeding cars but on Thursday I found myself trying to comfort a lady who was involved in a head on collision.

“This morning [Friday] a report was released that one of the women in the car that I was trying to reassure at the scene of the crash had died.”

He said: “One of the ladies who I’d been trying to make conversation with for 10 minutes had passed away at the scene and let me tell you, even though I didn’t know her, it hurts a lot.

“I can’t imagine what her family are going through.” Stephanie of Coronation Avenue, Warboys, died at the scene.

Her passenger and the driver of the BMW were seriously unjured.

Mr Gambling added: “An officer told me this stretch of road is known to them as ‘death road’ yet the council still haven’t put any speed restrictions in place.”

To pledge your support for the petition, visit the Change.org website and search ‘Average Speed Cameras on A141 – Help save lives!’

A county council spokesperson said that whilst there is an ongoing police investigation “it would be inappropriate for us to comment any further on this specific incident.

“Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of those involved.”

To pledge your support for the petition, visit the ‘Average Speed Cameras on A141 – Help save lives!’ page on the Change.org website.


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