Grieving dad '˜keeps reliving' family crash death caused by Hampshire lorry driver

A father has spoken about the horrific moment he watched his partner and three children die after a Hampshire lorry driver was distracted by his phone.

Monday, 7th November 2016, 10:10 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 4:30 pm

Mark Goldsmith was driving behind the Vauxhall that was carrying his daughter Aimee, 11, partner Tracy Houghton and her sons Ethan, 13, and Josh, 11, when the tragic incident happened.

Tracy and the children were killed instantly when their car was forced under another lorry in front, crushing it to a third of its normal size.

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Speaking to the Sunday Times, Mark said: ‘It was a scene of total carnage. I still see it every time when I go to sleep and when I wake up.

‘I relive that moment every day. One big bang and they weren’t there anymore.

‘I started sobbing. I threw up, they had died instantly.’

He added that after the crash he had ‘staggered’ from the vehicle to try and save the family, but it was too late.

Kroker, from Andover in Hampshire, was jailed for 10 years last week.