Tributes paid to “amazing” couple killed in Lancashire car accident

Stephen Rigbye, 38, and his partner and passenger Agnes Parkinson, 40, were fatally injured when a black BMW lost control on a bend near Mawdesley and struck a wall.

Stephen Rigbye, 38, and his partner and passenger Agnes Parkinson, 40, were fatally injured when a black BMW lost control on a bend near Mawdesley and struck a wall.

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Tributes have been paid to “two amazing souls” who were killed in a road accident.

Stephen Rigbye, 38, and his partner and passenger Agnes Parkinson, 40, were fatally injured when a black BMW lost control on a bend near Mawdesley and struck a wall.

Mr Rigbye, who lived in Scarsbrick, was well known in Mawdesley. Agnes Parkinson lived in Dark Lane in the village.

The family of Agnes, including her three children, twins Anna and Sarah, 18, and nine-year-old Scarlett, paid tribute to her saying they are “devastated beyond words at the tragic and sudden loss of their beloved Agnes.”

The added: “She was a devoted mother, loving daughter, loyal sister and fun-loving friend and she was taken from us all too soon.

“She lived life to the fullest and touched everyone she met.”

“We would also like to send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Stephen Rigbye.

Mr Rigbye’s family said: “We are devastated by the loss of Stephen Rigbye, beloved father, son, brother and friend to so many.

He was such a kind hearted, generous man who never failed to make us smile with his humour and laughter; he will be sorely missed by all.”

They added: “The family have taken great comfort in all the kind messages and overwhelming support from everyone whose lives he touched.

“Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Agnes Parkinson who are in our thoughts and prayers.”