The wife of a driver who lost control of his car in Fulwood and died has paid tribute to him.Advertisement
Derek Russell was killed after his Peaugeot 307 collided with a lamppost on Eastway on Tuesday around 3.30pm.
Russell, 52, was taken by ambulance to Royal Preston Hospital, but was pronounced dead on arrival.
His wife of 11 years, Sam, said: “Derek was Derek. Derek lived an interesting and fun filled life with love and laughter and touched many hearts along the way. A popular guy with a huge personality, it is a truly tragic loss of a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend to many.
“Derek was born in Scotland and was a keen Glasgow Rangers fan. He has lived for the
“He worked as a butcher for most of his life and was very well known in the local pubs and social club scene – he loved playing pool, snooker and darts and won lots of trophies as a result.
“His death leaves a massive hole in lots of people’s lives – he will be sadly missed.”
Police are asking for witnesses to come forward who saw the collision.
Sgt Dave Hogarth, of the Road Policing Unit, said: “This was a tragic incident and our thoughts are with Mr Russell’s family and friends. We are investigating the circumstances of the collision and I would appeal for anyone with information to get in touch.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 1036 of July 22nd