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Just Giving site in memory of deceased operative smashes target in 24 hours.

The Just Giving page set up in memory of the Traffic Management operative killed on Saturday has smashed its £10,000 target inside 24 hours.

The just giving site set up in memory of Kev Jarvis, the TM operative tragically killed on Saturday morning has smashed its £10,000 target inside 24 hours, thanks to the generosity of our industry.

Kev Jarvis was tragically killed when an Audi struck his Traffic Management vehicle with him inside it at 5am on Saturday morning between junctions 14 and 15 of the M6 near Stoke on Trent after a member of the public crashed during a high speed police chase.

The aim of the Just Giving page being to raise £10,000 to help Mr Jarvis' wife Julie in her times of immense sorrow.

Set up by colleague Steve Twamley the page only launched on Sunday at 11am, yet by the same time on Monday it had broken its target thanks to the generosity of the highways family.

The massive outpouring of support has been met with gratitude from Julie Jarvis, the deceased wife who posted her thanks on the Just Giving site.

In it she said,

"This is Julie Jarvis. Thank you is not enough. I obviously knew him inside out & knew what an amazing good person he was & so heartwarming to see that all his TM family knew the same Kev as me.

"Tragically Kev is not the first but lets make him the last. This has GOT to be the turning point so let's do it for Kev as a lasting tribute.

"I will join you in whatever way I can.

"We have lost the best husband, stepdad, granddad, friend & colleague .... I promise you Kev it will not be in vain.

Following the tragedy Safer Highways have pledged to not only rename their incident reporting app Jarvis in Kev's name but also to proactively work with law enforcement agencies and the government to ensure such a tragedy never happens again.

RIP Kev.

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