A man who survived a car accident in which his wife and three children died paid tribute to a wonderful family that is hungry for adventure.
Josh Powell’s 29-year-old wife, Zoe, and their daughters Phoebe, eight, and Amelia, her four-and-six-year-old son, are all He died in a collision Between their people tanker and truck.
Powell, 30, and their 18-month-old daughter, Benny, have survived the A40 crash near Oxford and are continuing to recover.
In a statement released by the Times Vale Police, Powell said that the future is uncertain and there are many more battles ahead. But he said he had wonderful memories of his wife and three children.
“Before the adventure of starting a family, nobody really knew what to expect,” he said. “All of life’s preconceptions and what we see in the world around us means that life as a family man was much better than I had anticipated.
“I have been blessed with four wonderful children, their thirst for life and hunger for adventure kept me busy but in the best way possible.
“As I look to an uncertain future, I think of the fun we had as a family, the feelings of sadness that have been shortened.
“Phoebe was my first daughter, and she was a model for her mom, but she was always hungry for more. Regularly we would risk and explore the world together. She was smart and able to make wonderful leaps of imagination – her great Lego creations are testament to this.
Simon was just like his father, with a hurtful sense of humor and a desire to learn more about the world. A passionate athlete, he was scheduled to play in his first football match this week.
“He shared his sisters in her kind heart and would never be happier than he was when he knew everyone was okay. Amelia was kind and energetic. Her tenderness and thinking is far more advanced than her years.
“Her ability to dance and express herself was a true bliss, with an abundance of self-confidence. She was not constrained by any element of practicality, she had the most vivid dreams and imagination.”
Powell ran two companies and wrote a blog about motherhood while Powell worked as a railroad contractor.
He continued, “Zoe and I were different and alike. Despite the frequent tensions this might bring, it was extremely helpful to have such different views of the world.”
“Our kids have benefited from it in adventures but also quietly speaking. Zoe was a dreamer. More than anything else, we’ve forged a wonderful partnership to raise a family.
“I want to thank everyone who rushed to put their arms with us to support me and me. There are many battles coming, and I thank everyone who has stood by me and me so far.”
Police said they received multiple calls from members of the public at 9.50 pm on Monday, October 12, after the Subaru family member’s tanker crash.
Thames Valley Police said the heavy vehicle driver, a 56-year-old man, sustained minor injuries and fully cooperated with the investigation.