Lancashire

Tributes to Lancashire M6 metal death crash driver

Mark Pearson
Image caption Mark Pearson was hit by a piece of metal

Tributes have been paid to a driver who was killed when a piece of metal smashed through a car windscreen on a Lancashire motorway.

Mark Pearson, 41, of Halifax, West Yorkshire, is thought to have been struck by a rectangular piece of metal 6in (15cm) to 8in (20cm) long.

He was hit on the M6 northbound carriageway near junction 31 at Preston at about 11:00 BST on 24 October.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said the death was not suspicious.

"A down to earth, hard-working family man, he was a devoted and proud father to Jessie and loving husband to Danielle," said a statement issued by his family.

"He had a wide circle of friends, many of whom shared his love of football, golf and indeed all sports. A few even shared his passion for Ipswich Town."

Lancashire Police have said officers may never know how the piece of metal hit Mr Pearson's Vauxhall Vectra.

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites