Posted: Tue 24th Jan 2023

Family tribute to man who died following collision on M56 in Cheshire

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales

The family of a man who died following a collision on M56 in Cheshire last week have paid tribute to him.

At around 10.35am on Friday 20 January, emergency services were called to the M56 westbound near to junction 14 following reports of a one-vehicle collision involving a grey BMW which had come off the carriageway. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The driver of the vehicle, Matthew Clarke, 48, from Nantwich, sadly died at the scene. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

His family are being supported by specialist officers. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

In a tribute, his family said: “Matt was a keen fisherman and land rover defender enthusiast. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“An active member of Corwen and District Angling Club, he ran the Club’s junior training days encouraging more youngsters into the sport and was never happier than when out on the riverbank.  ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“He was a much loved husband and devoted father and we will miss him and his quirky sense of humour forever. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“We are devastated to have lost him and request privacy at this most difficult time. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“We would like to thank everyone who helped Matt at the scene of the collision and the staff of Cheshire Police for their continued support.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The M56 was closed for nearly eight hours following the collision, ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Officers are appealing for anyone who may have any information or dashcam footage from the area around the time of the incident to please get in touch. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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