Kinsley mum pays tribute to ‘much-loved’ son

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Tributes have been paid to a ‘much loved’ and ‘respected’ charity collector who died after his car hit a wall.

Ben Busk, 26, of Park View, Gorton Street, Kinsley, only had his black Peugeot 206 for a fortnight when he crashed on the A638 Doncaster Road in Crofton at around 1am on Monday, July 28.

His mum, Diane Haldenby, of Tombridge Crescent, Kinsley, said Ben was ‘a kind, caring boy who would do anything for anyone.’

She said: “He was considerate, thoughtful and helpful, someone who would help an old lady across the road. He had only been at his company for six months but his area manager came to his funeral - he was that well thought of. He was well liked and much loved.

Mr Busk, who worked for care home food provider Apetito as well as being a charity collector, was originally from Birmingham but moved to Kinsley with his mum when he was 13.

The former Hemsworth Arts and Community Academy student also leaves behind brothers Tony and Andrew.

Mrs Haldenby said her son was a sensible driver and she believed he may have had a heart attack while driving.

She said: “His dad had a heart attack in his 30s and I think Ben could have had the same - it is the only thing that makes sense to me.

“The police said there were no applied braking marks. I believe Ben must have been passed out to have hit that wall fast enough to kill him.”

An inquest into Mr Busk’s death was opened at Wakefield Coroner’s Court and adjourned for further enquiries.