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Tributes to Gateshead father-of-six who died in Cumbria M6 collision
9:19am Friday 1st November 2013 in News
TRIBUTES have been made to a 42-year-old Gateshead man who died in a crash on the M6 on Monday.
Paul Ross, from Wickham, Gateshead was travelling home when he was involved in a collision with another vehicle, he tragically died at the scene on the M6 northbound at Lowgill, between Junctions 37 and 38.
He was driving a black Ford S Max which left the carriageway and rolled down the embankment.
The two vehicle collision also involved a white Fiat Fiorino van. The van was driven by a 45-year-old man from Ellesmere Port. He was taken to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary with minor injuries.
Mr Ross was a father-of-six and leaves behind his mother Maureen, brother James and sister Andrea. Paul also sadly leaves behind six children.
A statement from Paul’s family remember him as: “A family man who spent most of his life working away from home.
“He loved to socialise with his family and friends, and singing was one of his big passions.
“He loved a bit of karaoke and watching Newcastle United. He was a bit of a boyo in his time, but would give you his last penny. He was so kind hearted and generous.
“Paul had a fantastic personality and was the life and soul of the party. He had the most contagious laugh and the warmest smile ever. He was well liked and respected by family, friends and colleagues. He is terribly missed by all who knew him and was sadly taken before his time.
"Only God takes the finest and Paul was certainly that.”
Anyone who may have witnessed this collision or who has any information they believe may be of value to the investigation is asked to call Cumbria Police on 101 and ask for PC 1807 Simon Eyres at Cumbria Constabulary Operational Support Unit, Kendal, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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