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Trucker prevents disaster.

PETROL tanker driver Mick Twitchett averted a possible motorway disaster yesterday as he died of a heart attack behind his wheel.

Married father-of-two Mick, 59, managed to keep control as he suffered the fatal attack while driving at 49mph and safely guided his 26-ton tanker to a halt.

Police found him dead at the wheel.

Mick set off from his depot at Haverhill, Suffolk.

He was joining the M11 near Saffron Walden in Essex 20 minutes later when he suffered the heart attack.

Boss Dennis Woods said: "He did incredibly well to steer out of the way."

Mick of Hundon, near Haverhill, leaves a widow Justine, 61, a son Michael, 35, daughter Julie, 33, and grandson Andrew, 11.
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Author:McGurran, Aidan
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Mar 27, 1999
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