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Tribute to PNE fan who died in M55 collision

Posted on - 7th December, 2018 - 11:21am | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Preston News, Preston North End, Roads, Transport, Uncategorized

The family of a PNE supprter who died in a collision on the M55 two weeks ago have paid tribute to a devoted son, husband, dad and stepdad.

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John Fielding, 58, originally from Preston, was driving a Jaguar F-Pace R Sport car when it was involved in a collision with a Peugeot 308 at around 5.15pm on Friday, November 23, shortly after the Broughton junction.

As a result, John’s vehicle then hit the hard shoulder barrier.

His grandchildren – two girls aged three and six – were in the back of the car. The three-year-old suffered a broken leg and the six-year-old received minor injuries.

John’s family has paid tribute to him, saying: “John grew up in the Preston area but travelled around to various places before settling in the West Yorkshire area (Bradford).

“Even though he was living in the West Yorkshire area he was still a devoted and avid supporter of Preston North End.

“He is the son to Ivy, devoted husband to Julie and the dad to Sarah, Thomas and Jack. He is also the step father to Tom and Hannah. He has two brothers Richard and Stuart. John was also a loving Grandad to Courtney, Bradley, Florence and Daisy.

“John worked in the financial industry and made many friends through clients and customers.

John loved visiting Northumberland where he spent a lot of time with his family and Cockerpoo Barney on the beach.

“John has been taken away from us too soon and will be missed dearly.

“John’s family would like to add a special thank you to the paramedics, the off duty air ambulance consultant who stopped to assist and the Royal Preston resus team who treated John with dignity and respect.”

Following the collision, the motorway was gridlocked, with some motorists experiencing delays of up to six hours.

Read more: M55 crash left westbound closed some motorists stranded for six hours

The investigation into the collision is on-going.

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