Dagenham prisoner killed on day release
18:00 18 January 2011
DAGENHAM man Carl Samuel was killed on Saturday – suffering the same fate as a pedestrian he knocked down in an accident.
Mr Samuel, 22, of Tenterden Road, was serving five years at Hollesley Bay Prison in Suffolk for causing death by dangerous driving after hitting and killing a pedestrian.
It is still not clear why he was walking along the A14 near Kirton, but last night his older brother Jason, 29, said Carl had been with his girlfriend but had got out of the car.
Initial reports said he was in collision with a lorry but police are still investigating the circumstances of his death.
Warm tributes have been paid to Mr Samuel, who was on day release from Hollesley at the time of the accident, which happened at 5.40pm.
He was sentenced to five years in prison in September 2009 after being found guilty of offences connected with a road accident in August 2007.