'Devoted' grandparents killed following head-on smash with HGV lorry on A47

PUBLISHED: 17:56 20 August 2019 | UPDATED: 11:46 21 August 2019

Roy Grainger and his wife Michele (pictured) were killed on Thursday, August 15, after they were involved in a head-on crash with a HGV lorry on the A47 near Wisbech. Picture: Terry Harris / NEWSAIR

Roy Grainger and his wife Michele (pictured) were killed on Thursday, August 15, after they were involved in a head-on crash with a HGV lorry on the A47 near Wisbech. Picture: Terry Harris / NEWSAIR

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Tributes have been made to a couple who were killed following a head-on collision with a lorry on the A47.

Roy Grainger and his wife Michele were killed after they were involved in a head-on crash with a HGV lorry on the A47. Picture: Terry Harris / NEWSAIRRoy Grainger and his wife Michele were killed after they were involved in a head-on crash with a HGV lorry on the A47. Picture: Terry Harris / NEWSAIR

Roy Grainger and his wife Michele, both of High Road, Wisbech St Mary, were driving along the main stretch of road in their black Vauxhall Astra before they collided with a HGV.

The couple's car was sent off the road and into the bushes after crashing into the large Knowles lorry on Thursday, August 15.

Roy and Michele, aged 72 and 73, have been described as "devoted parents and grandparents" - their family has asked for privacy at this time.

Roy Grainger and his wife Michele (pictured) were killed on Thursday, August 15, after they were involved in a head-on crash with a HGV lorry on the A47 near Wisbech. Picture: Terry Harris / NEWSAIRRoy Grainger and his wife Michele (pictured) were killed on Thursday, August 15, after they were involved in a head-on crash with a HGV lorry on the A47 near Wisbech. Picture: Terry Harris / NEWSAIR

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In a statement to the media, a family member said: "Roy and Michele were devoted parents and grandparents.

"Roy moved to London from North Wales to become a police officer and following his retirement he became involved in the rotary club and a season ticket holder at his beloved Everton FC.

Roy Grainger and his wife Michele were killed after they were involved in a head-on crash with a HGV lorry on the A47. Picture: Terry Harris / NEWSAIRRoy Grainger and his wife Michele were killed after they were involved in a head-on crash with a HGV lorry on the A47. Picture: Terry Harris / NEWSAIR

"Michele was a nurse and met Roy in London. She was involved in the local church, choir and the women's institute. They will be greatly missed by all."

Police are still appealing for information about the collision and are asking anyone who has dash-cam footage of the collision or information about the incident to get in touch.

You can call police on 101, quoting Op Stanage. Alternatively you can report online at: www.cambs.police.uk/report

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