Family pay tribute to Preston man, 58, killed in blazing car

The heartbroken family of a 58-year-old Preston man killed in an horrific car crash say they may never fully know what happened.

Monday, 8th March 2021, 4:02 pm
Andrew Roskill was a keen fisherman.

Andrew Roskell's red Land Rover left a country road, smashed into a tree and burst into flames near to the Brock Bottoms picnic area at Claughton-on-Brock last week.

As an investigation continues into the cause of the smash, his family has issued an emotional tribute to the keen fisherman, describing him as "a caring husband, a proud dad, a much-loved son, an adored brother, a considerate brother-in-law and a thoughtful uncle."

Mr Roskell was pronounced dead at the scene in Brock Mill Lane after police were called at around 3.30pm last Monday.

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His relatives issued a statement saying: "The family are heartbroken by Andrew's death.

“Andrew loved the countryside especially fishing and walking. Latterly he developed an interest in watching rugby and football.

"Many of Andrew's closest friends were made through these pursuits and he will be missed by them and by his family.

“We may never truly know what happen on the fateful day of Andrew's car accident.

"One thing we do know, as his family and friends, our world will be a sadder place without Andrew in our lives.”

Police are appealing for anyone with information about the crash to come forward.

Sgt Finn Quainton said: “These are tragic circumstances and my thoughts are with Mr Roskell’s family at this very difficult time.

“We continue to ask anyone with information about the collision, or who can assist our enquiries, to come forward.”