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Man killed in M55 collision named

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11:12am 7th December 2018

A man who died in a collision on the M55 has been named as John Fielding.

His two granddaughters were in the car too at the time.

The family of the 58-year-old have paid tribute to him, saying he was a "devoted" husband, dad and granddad.

John had been driving down the motorway at the end of November when his car crashed with another - he then drove into the hard shoulder barrier.

John was taken to Royal Preston Hospital but died a short time later.

His granddaughters also suffered injuries in the back seat - a three-year-old girl broke her leg whilst a six-year-old girl received minor injuries.

John’s family have paid the following tribute to him:

“John grew up in the Preston area but travelled around to various places before settling in the West Yorkshire area.

"Even though living in West Yorkshire, 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.”

The investigation into the collision at 5.15pm on the 23rd of November is on-going.

The road was closed for over five hours.

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