Third person dies after horror minibus crash which killed two Bedford pensioners

A grandfather has died after a minibus crash which killed two Bedford pensioners and left 18 people in hospital.

By Harry Cheesewright
Friday, 20th December 2019, 1:39 pm
Updated Friday, 20th December 2019, 1:40 pm

Richard Kenworthy, 72, of Kettering, was a passenger in a white Mercedes minibus which was involved in a collision with a black Volkswagen Golf on the B1040 Somersham Road near Bluntisham in Cambridgeshire at about 4.50pm on November 14.

He died in hospital last Friday (December 13) as a result of injuries.

His daughter Emma Montague said: “Richard was a loving father, grandfather and husband, with a zest for life which lived to the full.

The white Mercedes minibus after the crash on B1040 near St Ives (Image: Magpas Air Ambulance)

"He will be sorely missed by his family and friends.”

Richard is the third minibus passenger to die after the crash, which saw 18 people between the age of 60 and 80 taken to hospital.

Margaret Henwood, 85 and of Foxlease Road in Bedford, died at the scene .

Barbara McGruer, 86, and of Trent Road, Bedford, died on November 16.

Richard Kenworthy died after the crash in Cambridgeshire

Two women remain in hospital in a serious condition.

Anyone who witnessed the collision, or has any information, is asked to contact the road policing unit on 101 quoting incident number 365 of November 14.