Family pay tribute to man who died on M58 motorway

The family of a Crosby man who died on the M58 motorway have paid tribute to him, saying they are “absolutely heartbroken” following his death.

Scott Edwards, 40, died on Monday August 29, after colliding with a HGV on lane one of the motorway near Bickerstaffe.

“Our family cannot put in to words the gravity of losing Scott. Our family and his friends are absolutely heartbroken as he was such a large part of our lives.

Scott was many positive things to us, he was full of life, he was a massive presence and had the greatest sense of humour which will be sorely missed.

Scott enjoyed diving, playing golf, going to the gym, cycling, going on various holidays and had been an avid Evertonian since the age of six, but he was also the most professional young man you could meet in his role of Company Director of the family business.

Scott leaves behind his partner Rebecca and immediate family of his Mum Rose, Father Peter, Sister Sam and nephew Arran who now ask that they are allowed their privacy to grieve.”

Police were called around 1.45pm to reports of an incident between Junction 3 and Junction 1 westbound.

A HGV had collided with a man in lane one of the motorway.

The victim, a 40-year-old man from Crosby, suffered multiple injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver, of the HGV, a 58-year-old man, was uninjured.

The road was closed for five hours while accident investigators attended the scene.

Police are appealing for information following the incident.

PC David Todhunter, of Lancashire Police, said: “This is a tragic incident and my thoughts are with this man’s family and friends at this difficult time.

“We are investigating the circumstances of the collision and would appeal to anyone with information to contact police.

“If you saw what happened, please contact us.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log reference 0733 of August 29.

 

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