Tribute paid to driver who died in collision at Crakemarsh

We are now in a position to name the man who died in a road traffic collision on the B5030 at Crakemarsh, near Uttoxeter.

He has been formally identified as William Marren, aged 25, of the Stramshall area. His family are being supported by specially trained officers.

William Marren
William Marren

Mr Marren sustained fatal injuries after the black Ford Fiesta he was driving was in collision with a tree on the B5030 Ashbourne Road. He was found in the vehicle at around 9.30am on Sunday, November 1.

Officers from the Collision Investigation Unit (CIU) continue to investigate the circumstances of the collision, including the time it occurred.


A statement from Mr Marren’s family reads:

“William was a young man with his whole life ahead of him. He worked really hard to support his family and adored his two little girls, Jessica and Freya. He was the partner of Lucie and also the loving son of Carl and Julie and brother of Kieran and Alex.

“William had a kind-hearted, positive and fun personality. He was an experienced driver, having passed his driving test seven years ago and a keen sportsman. If he had been able to, he would have worked seven days a week.

“His loss leaves a huge gap in all our lives and he will be greatly missed by his family and friends. We want to thank everyone for their kind messages, flowers and support at this very difficult time.

“We would particularly like to extend a special thank you to the two cyclists who discovered the car on Sunday morning and hope that we will be able to meet them to thank them personally.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident 300 of November 1.

Author: sp24237

Communications Officer at Staffordshire Police