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Crash claims life of man, 24

NOTTS police are appealing for witnesses after a man was killed when the car he was travelling in left the road in fog and hit a bridge parapet in Bothamsall.

NOTTS police are appealing for witnesses after a man was killed when the car he was travelling in left the road in fog and hit a bridge parapet in Bothamsall.

Craig Charlton, 24, of Whinney Lane, Ollerton, was a passenger in a white Vauxhall Nova, travelling along the B6387 Retford Road, at around 2.50am on Saturday morning.

Craig was returning from a Retford nightclub where he had been celebrating a new job with workmates.

His family paid tribute to their 'happy go lucky' son and brother saying he would be missed by all who knew him.

"He had lots of friends and lived life day to day. He was loved and will be missed by all of his family and friends," said his father Vincent.

Craig liked to play golf and football and played for two teams - the Albert Hotel in Retford and Ollerton Town Reserves.

He had worked for the Two Sisters Food Group at the Hermans Poultry factory in East Markham for eight years but had been due to start a new job in Sutton-on-Trent on Monday.

Initial confusion over the exact location of the accident led to firefighters from Retford, Worksop, Tuxford and Edwinstowe attending the incident.

It took more than two hours to free two other men trapped in the car using hydraulic cutting equipment.

The Nova driver was taken to King's Mill Hospital and is said to be in a stable condition and another passenger was taken to Bassetlaw Hospital where he is said to be serious but stable.

Anyone with information should contact Pc Molloy at the road policing department on 0115 967 0999.