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Former Barking Abbey pupil confirmed as victim of fatal Beckton car crash

PUBLISHED: 16:19 16 March 2018

The location of the crash. Picture: Google

The location of the crash. Picture: Google

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A former Barking Abbey pupils has been named as the victim of a fatal car crash in Beckton.

Gasson Balkot, who lived in Ilford, drove his black Audi A3 into three stationary vehicles - two lorries and one car - while they were waiting at red traffic lights.

Mr Balkot was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.

The drivers all stopped at the scene. One was taken to hospital with minor injuries and has since been discharged.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash to come forward.

Det Segt Mark Palmer, who is investigating the incident, said: “We believe there may have been a number of witnesses who either saw what happened or may have some dash cam footage.

Anyone with information should call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0208 597 4874.

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