Family of a man who died in a collision in Stretford has paid tribute to him

The family of an elderly man who died in a collision in Trafford has paid tribute to him.

Peter Heywood and his daughter Michelle

Peter and his daughter Michelle

Shortly after 8pm on January 16, police were called to reports of a collision involving a silver Audi A2 and a pedestrian on Chester Road.

The pedestrian, who has now been identified as 75-year-old Peter Heywood from Stretford, suffered fatal injuries and was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Paying tribute to Peter, his family said: “Peter was a well-respected man and was known by many in the Trafford area.

“He was a true gentleman, very independent and a proud man. He will be missed by all who knew him.

“We would like to thank everyone for the abundance of support that has been shown at this truly heart breaking time.

“Peter leaves behind his daughter Michelle, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.”

Police Constable John Harrison-Gough, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “My thoughts are very much with all of Peter’s family at this truly devastating time and we have specially trained officers who will continue to support them.

“Our investigation to establish the full circumstances surrounding this collision remains ongoing and I would urge anyone who witnessed it or has any information to please get in touch.

“I would also ask that anyone who has any CCTV or dash-cam footage to please contact police.”

Anyone with information or dashcam footage should contact GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting reference number 1742 of 16/02/17 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.



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