Road worker killed on A21 named

A road worker who was crushed to death by a lorry while carrying out road repairs on the A21 in Kent has been named as Dale Pentney.

Pentney, 20, of Lavender Hill in Tonbridge, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which happened in the early hours of Friday 16 January.

The section of road where the accident happened is currently undergoing roadworks, and had been closed to traffic at the time of the incident.

Joint venture Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald (BBMM) operates and maintains Area 4, which includes the A21, on behalf of the Highways Agency.

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and Kent Police are carrying out an investigation into the accident.

A spokesperson on behalf of Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald said: “In the early hours of Friday 16th January a road worker, working on behalf of the Highways Agency, died in an incident on the A21 near Sevenoaks in Kent.

“Our deepest sympathies are with this person’s family, friends and colleagues at this time.

“We are liaising with Kent Police and the Health & Safety Executive to help their investigations and while these continue it would not be appropriate to comment further.”

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