Young motorsport professional killed on A1(M)

PUBLISHED: 12:45 23 August 2013 | UPDATED: 12:45 23 August 2013

Anthony Humphreys, who died on August 12 aged 25

Anthony Humphreys, who died on August 12 aged 25


THE 25-year-old co-director of a motorsports firm was killed while walking on the A1(M) near Welwyn.

Anthony Humphreys was hit by a car in the early hours of Monday August 12 on the southbound carriageway close to Junction 6.

He was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge, where he died of his injuries.

The Stevenage resident was well known in the motorsports world.

He set up his own business with a friend and was a leading player in Datum Motorsport – which provides racing cars to the Lotus GB championship racing series.

His dad Ray said: “I know all parents see their children through rose tinted glasses, but Anthony really was a hero and a shining star – he would do anything for anyone.

“He had achieved so much and was so focused, he worked extremely hard and we are so incredibly proud of him.”

Mr Humphreys is survived by Ray and Fay, sister Gemma, brother-in-law Dave, a nephew and two nieces, his grandmother Shirley, girlfriend Alex, many relations and hundreds of friends.

An inquest into his death was opened and adjourned by Hertfordshire Coroner’s Court on August 14.

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