‘RIP angel slept well’ – Heartbroken family pays tribute to father ‘loved by many’ who died in M602 crash

The family of a ‘fantastic’ father who died in a crash on the M602 have paid tribute to him.

Benjamin Connor died tragically at the hospital after the collision Tuesday morning.

Police were called to the scene on the freeway near Manchester, near the Regent Road roundabout, to report a person being hit by a vehicle.

They found that Benjamin had been involved in a crash and he was rushed to the hospital.

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The 30-year-old died shortly after.

The driver stopped at the scene, police said, and no one has been arrested.



Benjamin pictured with his mother

An investigation is underway.

Benjamin has been described by his ‘heartbroken’ family as a ‘beautiful son, loyal brother and good father of four’.

In a tribute issued through GMP, his family said: “As a family, we are all deeply crushed over the loss of our Legs.

“He was a handsome son, loyal brother, an amazing father of four and a loving brother-in-law and uncle.

“He was loved by so many and we all come together as a family to mourn.

Gone, but never forgotten, his legacy will live on. RIP angel slept well. “

Benjamin played for Follo FC, a Manchester-based football club for fathers mourning the loss of a child.

His teammates also paid tribute to him, describing him as an ‘understanding’ and ‘caring’ friend.

Officers continue to urge anyone who has seen the collision to report.

They especially want to talk to anyone who has dash-cam recordings, or who saw a pedestrian on the road at the time.

Anyone with information can contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 indicating log 286 of 28/12/21.

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