Quickly exit this site by pressing the Escape key Leave this site
This site is a beta, which means it's a work in progress and we'll be adding more to it over the next few weeks. Your feedback helps us make things better, so please let us know what you think.
The family of a man who sadly died in a fatal road traffic collision in Rushden at the beginning of the month have released a tribute to him.
The incident occurred at about 9.10pm on Friday, June 3, when a grey BMW left the road at the roundabout junction with John Clark Way, Tyne Way and Spire Road.
As a result of the collision, two of the occupants were sadly pronounced dead at the scene. They were a woman in her 40s and 21-year-old man – Brian Sibanda.
Now, Brian’s mum – Violet, has written the following tribute to him, which is being released on her behalf by Northamptonshire Police:
“Brian will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.
“Brian was loving, caring and considerate. He was my ‘big bear’. I called him my ‘gentle giant’ because that is exactly what he was - very gentle.
“While all my children called me ‘mama’, Brian put a twist to it and called me ‘mumma’. l can still hear the echo of his voice calling me.
“Brian and his brother Timothy shared a love of music and cars, and Tim will miss him dearly.
“Brian was very responsible as he had to quickly rise up to a ‘father figure’ after the death of his father, and he walked his sister down the aisle at the age of 14. The family was extremely taken aback by how perfect he did this.
“Brian had two nieces and two nephews who called him ‘Uncle Brian’ and they would always run to his room when they visited.
“Our lives are shattered.
We will not ask God why;
But God has taught us to say ‘it is well with thy soul’.
Sleep well Brian till we meet again,
Always loved by all the family and friends.”
Officers would still like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who may have dash-cam footage of the actual collision or the vehicle prior to the incident.
Anyone with information is asked to email [email protected] or alternatively call the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615 or Northamptonshire Police on 101.
Incident number: 22000318128