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Family's tribute to Cumbria crane crash driver

Si and Lorraine Fisher
Image caption Lorraine Fisher described her husband as "one in a million"

A van driver who died in a collision with a crane unit on a Cumbrian main road lived life to the full, his family said.

Eric Simon Fisher, known as Si, died in the crash on the A595 at Bolton Low Houses on Wednesday.

The 45-year-old, of Redmain, near Cockermouth, was a father of six and his family was said to be the centre of his life.

One of his sons, Andrew, was a passenger in the van but was not hurt.

His wife Lorraine said: "Si was a loving husband who was one in a million."

She said he was a well-known farmer and builder in the Redmain and Cockermouth areas.

She said: "He loved music and had a passion for playing the drums.

"He was in a local punk rock band Fat Albert but he would have preferred to play for Status Quo, a band he followed avidly for years.

"We are deeply saddened by the sudden and tragic loss of a man who lived life to the full and who was the best person in the world, who will be greatly missed by all."

The crane diver, a man from Distington, was not injured in the crash.

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