Family pay tribute ‘much loved son and brother’ who died in Whitestake crash

Posted on - 9th October, 2016 - 1:38pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston News
Dylan Crossey

Dylan Crossey

The family of the teenager who died following an incident in Whitestake on Friday evening have released a tribute.


Dylan Crossey, 15, was involved in a collision while cycling down Chainhouse Lane at around 11pm.

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He suffered serious head injuries and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital before being transferred to Manchester Children’s Hospital. He died from his injuries on Saturday, October 8.

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The statement from the family said: “Dylan was a much loved son and brother who loved nothing more than living life to its fullest.


“He was a gentleman and was growing into a fine young man.

“Dylan was an outstanding footballer  and loved to watch his favourite team Preston North End both at home and away.

“Dylan was taken from us suddenly and without warning.

“He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.”

A 42 year old man from New Longton was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and drink driving. He remains in custody.

Officers have also recovered a silver BMW 3 Series from an address in New Longton.

Anyone with information about the collision can contact police on 101 quoting log 1316 of 7th October.

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