Tributes paid to lorry driver killed on M25 near St Albans
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The family of a Slovakian lorry driver killed in an unexplained M25 crash have paid tribute to a “great man, husband (and) father.”
Radoslav Remža, known as Radko, died after his Scania lorry left the motorway carriageway, between Junctions 21a and 22 eastbound of the M25 - between the exit for The Noke Hotel in St Albans and London Colney - collided with the side barrier and ended up on a nearby river embankment.
The incident happened at around 7.20pm on Wednesday, March 11, and Radoslav died at the scene.
His wife, Kamila Remžová, said: “My husband Radko was a great man with a big heart. When we met, he promised me that I do not have to worry, that my two children will be taken care of as his own. For almost 13 years he cared for them and loved them as his own. The happiest was he when his own son Radko was born, whom he would have given anything in the world.
“All my three children love him a lot, he was funny, he played with them, helped them with everything. We were very lucky to find this. Our marriage was beautiful and he devoted every minute to his family.
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“He was a big, powerful and strong man, and with him we always felt safe and well. We had the same interests, he loved children, nature, animals. He had many friends and a big, great family. He was a non-conflictual person, very good and hard-working.
“He remains forever in our hearts and a big pain because such a good man, father, husband should not have left so soon.”
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”His stepdaughter, Patrícia Gáliková, said: “He was a great man, husband and father.
“I’m his stepdaughter but he brought me up for 13 years and I loved him as my own father, and he loved me as a daughter, and he loved my brother, his stepson too.”
She added that Radoslav, who was in his early 40s, used to drive around Europe every week and often to England.
She said: “He did this to help ensure we had all we need and at weekends he was with us at home.
“We stayed at home alone us three children, his son Radko Jr, my brother Vlado and my mother, Kamila and we will never stop mourning for our father.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Herts Police on non-emergency number 101.