Celador radio imaging producer Ashley Doyle has died suddenly in a collision on the M4.
He was on his way back from an awards ceremony with a team from a local cricket club where he was a member, when the black Citroen C4 Grand Picasso he was travelling in left the west-bound carriageway near Maidenhead shortly before 10pm.
Celador’s SAM FM tweeted the sad news, saying “We lost one of our best friends on Monday night. Our hearts and thoughts are with Ashley Doyle’s family. RIP”
The driver of the vehicle, a 60-year-old man from Weston-super-mare, and five other passengers, all male, were injured. Ashley died at the scene. He was just 27 years old.
Three were taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford and three to the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading.
Ashley has worked for Celador Radio for the last four years in Bristol, and before that worked for Tindle Radio. He also worked for UKRD Group as programming assistant and presenter.
Colleague James Stodd at Celador pays tribute: “Ashley was my number 2, a producer with bags of potential, so keen to learn, so keen to please. Nothing was ever too much for Ash. You’d ask him to sort something and knew it would be sorted without fuss. His attitude and demeanour were first class and he embodied everything our company culture was about. He worked hard, had fun and was proud of what he did. He loved his family, he loved his friends and he loved his work. And we all miss him terribly.
“He was always looking to learn new things – and always keen to showcase his new skills, and had a huge amount of potential. He had so much to look forward to. I’m proud to have worked with him.”
Comments are open below if you want to share your memories with Ashley.
We lost one of our best friends on Monday night. Our hearts and thoughts are with Ashley Doyle's family. RIP http://t.co/sP3OWXBk41
— Sam FM Bristol (@samfmbristol) October 15, 2015
My older brother was born on November 5th 2013… Funnily enough that's also the day I met Ashley Doyle. Great mentor and great friend. #RIP
— Dan White (@FM_ProducerDan) October 14, 2015
We cannot thank you enough for the messages of support. It's greatly appreciated by everyone at UCCC. R.I.P Ashley. You will be missed.
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