Tributes to Lancashire M6 metal death crash driver
- 29 October 2012
- From the section Lancashire
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.