Crosby Villa crash: Tributes paid to three killed men

L to R: Michael Harrison, Jamie Edmondson and Todd Ridley
Image caption Michael Harrison, Jamie Edmondson and Todd Ridley were all killed in the crash

The families of three men who died in a crash near Maryport in Cumbria, have paid tribute to them.

The collision happened at about 05:30 BST on Wednesday on the A596 at Crosby Villa and involved a Rover and a Honda Civic.

Michael Harrison, 47, of Aspatria, was a "loyal family man", his family said.

The families of driver Jamie Edmondson, 22, and passenger Todd Ridley, 18, both of Maryport, said both men would be "painfully missed".

Mr Harrison, who was driving a white Rover 220 at the time of the collision, was a "fun loving" man who "treasured life", his family said.

He was a father of two sons and lived with his fiance and her two children in Aspatria.

The parents of Mr Edmondson, the driver of the Honda Civic, said: "It is with great sadness that our son Jamie has been so tragically taken... he was a big softie at heart who always liked to make people laugh."

The family of Mr Ridley, who was a passenger in the Honda Civic, said he was a "caring and thoughtful lad" who had all his life in front of him.

The road was closed for about seven hours.

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