Family pays tribute to Erith father killed in Eynsford crash who 'lit up the lives of all who met him'

PUBLISHED: 17:22 21 November 2017 | UPDATED: 17:22 21 November 2017

John McMahon

John McMahon


John McMahon was pronounced dead at the scene of the smash last Thursday

The family of a father who died following a crash near Eynsford have paid tribute to “a man who lit up the lives of all who met him.”

John McMahon was driving a gold Citroen Saxo along the A225 Shoreham Road at 7.07am last Thursday when he collided with three other cars.

Officers attended the scene with ambulance crews where Mr McMahon, who was aged 52 and from the Erith area, was pronounced dead at the scene.

In a statement, his family said: “It is with deep sadness that John has tragically passed away and left a much loved and devastated wife, son and family behind.

“He was a happy, hard-working, fun-loving family man who lit up the lives of all who met him.

“John has left a huge void in everyone’s hearts, which can never be filled. He will be sorely missed by all.”

Kent Police is continuing to appeal for witnesses to the crash, which as well as Mr McMahon’s car involved a silver Honda, a grey Toyota Hi-Lux and a blue Vauxhall Corsa.

A man in his 30s, also from the London area, remains in a London hospital with injuries that are described as serious.

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit would like to speak any witnesses who have not yet been in touch and who may have seen the vehicles immediately before or during the collision.

Witnesses or anybody with dashcam footage can call the appeal line on 01622 798538 quoting MM/SM/256/17.

Alternatively email

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