Fatal car crash: tributes to Fabio Andrea Casthano De Jesus from Dartford

PUBLISHED: 13:54 25 May 2011

Fabio on the far right of a photograph left at the scene

Fabio on the far right of a photograph left at the scene


Bunches of flowers, messages and candles have been placed on railings at the side of the road where a man was pronounced dead in a car crash.

The incident happened after a sports car smashed into a lamppost at 8.17pm on Sunday in Bourne Road, Bexleyheath.

The driver of the maroon TVR, who is in his 40s, was taken by helicopter to hospital and is now in a stable condition.

Friends of Fabio Andrea Casthano De Jesus, 23, from Crayford Way, Dartford, flocked to the scene with photos and tribute messages.

One message read: “I love you more than anything. I can’t believe you have been stolen from me.

“I don’t know what to do without you. Love you with all my heart Kerry.”

Another, which was adorned with hand-drawn pictures read: “When I was younger I said to myself I don’t want a brother, not ever, but when I met you, I loved you like you were my brother.

“We all loved you like a special part of the family because you were.”

Detectives from the road death investigation unit are appealing for witnesses. DS Gordon Wallace said: “Bourne Road was still fairly busy at that time. I am appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the actual collision or anything just prior to the collision, to contact the police.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 020 8285 1574 or to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

The victim’s next-of-kin have been informed and a post mortem established that the cause of death was multiple injuries.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Gravesend Reporter. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Gravesend Reporter