River Wye crash fatality is named as BBC man David Cox
A DAD has died after two cars carrying four members of the same family on a school run crashed into a Derbyshire river.
The vehicles were being driven along a bridle path near to the Monsal Trail, north of the A6 near Buxton, when they came off the path and went into the River Wye at about 8.30am yesterday.
It is thought ice caused the two cars to skid into the river.
Police have confirmed the man who died was 42-year-old David Cox, who worked at the BBC in Salford . A woman, 39, a girl, 11, and a boy, nine, were taken to hospital.
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Derbyshire Police said each parent set off on the school run independently and went into the river five minutes apart.
Neighbours who jumped into the icy water to try and rescue the man.
They were joined by a police officer and, not long after, the fire service. The man was eventually freed at about 9.15am, 40 minutes after he first entered the water.
The family were treated at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport, Greater Manchester, where the man later died.
Meanwhile, the mother and two children have since been assessed and discharged from the hospital.