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Crewe family pay tribute to devoted family man killed in car crash
11:38am Tuesday 24th December 2013 in News
RELATIVES of a Crewe man killed in a road traffic collision in Nantwich have paid tribute to a ‘warm, caring and devoted family man’ who will be dearly missed.
Richard Hopley, 56, died after his car collided with a lorry on Monday, December 23.
The crash occurred at 4.50am on the A51, about 100 yards from the Chearbrook Roundabout at the junction with the A500.
Richard was travelling toward the A500 in a silver Vauxhall Astra and collided with a white DAF articulated lorry with trailer, travelling towards Chester.
The lorry driver was shaken, but not injured.
Richard was taken by ambulance to Leighton Hospital, but despite the efforts of medical staff, he died a short time later.
Richard leaves behind his wife, Jane, and adult children Claire, Laura, and James.
In a statement, the family said: "He was a warm, loving, and devoted family man, whose gentle kindness will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him.
“The support and care from family and friends has been overwhelming at such a sad time."
Anyone with information which may assist the Collision Investigation is asked to contact Crewe Police on the Police non emergency number 101, quoting Incident number 107 of 23/12/2013.
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