Tributes issued following double fatal collision on Monday

3rd April 2015

The families of Agnes Parkinson and Stephen Rigbye who sadly died in a collision on Monday 30 March have issued the following tributes

From the Parkinson family:

“We are devastated beyond words at the tragic and sudden loss of the beloved Agnes Parkinson. She was a devoted mother, loving daughter, loyal sister and fun-loving friend and she was taken from us all too soon.

“She lived life to the fullest and touched everyone she met. She leaves behind three beautiful daughters: Twins – Anna & Sarah (18) and Scarlett (9). We would also like to send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Stephen Rigbye.

“RIP to two amazing souls – Agnes Parkinson and Stephen Rigbye.”

From the Rigbye Family:

“We are devastated by the loss of Stephen Rigbye, beloved father, son, brother and friend to so many. He was such a kind hearted, generous man who never failed to make us smile with his humour and laughter; he will be sorely missed by all. The family have taken great comfort in all the kind messages and overwhelming support from everyone whose lives he touched.

“Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Agnes Parkinson who are in our thoughts and prayers.”

Officers were called after a black BMW 320 was found on Bannister Lane, Hilldale at about 7.15am Monday. The car appeared to have lost control on a bend and collided with a stone wall.

Stephen Rigbye, 38, of Scarisbrick and his partner and passenger Agnes Parkinson, 40, of Mawdesley were sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have launched an investigation and are appealing for any witnesses to the collision or anyone who saw a black BMW in the gateway to the Hunter’s Hill Quarry.

Officers believe the collision could have occurred anytime between midnight and about 5am on Monday.

Sgt Alan Baron, of the Road Policing Unit, said: “Sadly this collision has cost two people their lives and I would appeal to any witnesses or anyone who has any information to contact us.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 0174 of Monday, March 30th.


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