Tributes to father of six who died in Cumbria M6 collision
Last updated at 10:43, Friday, 01 November 2013
TRIBUTES have been made to a 42-year-old man who died in a collision in Cumbria on Monday.
Paul Ross, from Wickham near Newcastle, was travelling home when he tragically died at the scene on the M6 northbound at Lowgill, between junctions 37 and 38.
He was driving a black Ford S Max which left the carriageway and rolled down the embankment.
The two vehicle collision also involved a white Fiat Fiorino van. The van was driven by a 45-year-old man from Ellesmere Port. He was taken to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary with minor injuries.
Mr Ross was a father of six children and leaves behind his mother Maureen, brother James and sister Andrea.
A statement from Paul’s family remember him as: “A family man who spent most of his life working away from home. He loved to socialise with his family and friends, and singing was one of his big passions.
"He loved a bit of karaoke and watching Newcastle United. He was a bit of a boyo in his time, but would give you his last penny. He was so kind hearted and generous.
“Paul had a fantastic personality and was the life and soul of the party. He had the most contagious laugh and the warmest smile ever. He was well liked and respected by family, friends and colleagues.
"He is terribly missed by all who knew him and was sadly taken before his time.
"Only God takes the finest and Paul was certainly that.”
Emergency services were called to the scene at around 11:09am. Police, fire service, ambulance service and Great North Air Ambulance all attended.
Anyone who may have witnessed this collision or who has any information they believe may be of value to the investigation is asked to call Cumbria Police on 101 and ask for PC 1807 Simon Eyres at Cumbria Constabulary Operational Support Unit, Kendal, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
First published at 12:11, Monday, 28 October 2013
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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Paul ross what a top bloke with a heart of gold and a good work mate at Alstom power for over 10 years and will be missed by all his work colleagues all over the country
Paul was my cousin, were all totally devastated, he was a lovely man, R.I.P Paul took far too soon, x