Tributes paid to fatal crash victim

Derek Russell, 52, died in a car crash near Broughton. He is pictured with wife Sam.

Derek Russell, 52, died in a car crash near Broughton. He is pictured with wife Sam.

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Tributes have been paid to a “popular guy” who died following a crash in Preston.

Police were called just after 3.30pm on Tuesday to reports that a Peugeot 307, being driven along Eastway towards Broughton, had lost control and collided with a lamp post.

The driver, Derek Russell, 52, of Belmont Avenue, Blackpool, was taken to Royal Preston Hospital but was pronounced dead.

 

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