Backford: Winsford family pay tribute to driver killed in collision with tree

Man travelling from Ellesmere Port to Chester died at the scene of crash

Craig Felton from Winsford, who died in a fatal collision in Backford on August 24

The family of a father-of-four, who was killed after his car left the road and collided with a tree, have paid tribute to their loved one.

Craig Felton, 34, of Winsford was driving his black Peugeot 206 from the direction of Ellesmere Port along the A5032 Whitby Lane, Backford, towards Chester when the accident happened about 10.15pm on Sunday (August 24).

Police officers investigate the scene of the fatal collision in Whitby Lane at Backford where a Peugeot 206 collided with a tree
Police officers investigate the scene of the fatal collision in Whitby Lane at Backford where a Peugeot 206 collided with a tree
 

Today (Tuesday), his distraught family have issued the following statement: "The family of Craig are devastated. He was the father of four as well as being the brother of two and a son.

"He was employed as an interior designer for Lifestyle Interiors. He was happy go lucky, loved life and would do anything for anybody.

"Nothing was too much trouble and there was not a bad bone in his body. He couldn′t sit still and was constantly on the go.

"One of his daughters, Alancia, misses her daddy, their pillow fights and their family days out to the beach and especially Blackpool, a place where he was planning to take the children for a surprise outing.

"She misses him flicking her on the head. He was always dancing and singing with his children."

Police officers investigate the scene of the fatal collision in Whitby Lane at Backford where a Peugeot 206 collided with a tree
Police officers investigate the scene of the fatal collision in Whitby Lane at Backford where a Peugeot 206 collided with a tree
 

Cheshire police say Mr Felton “sadly died at the scene”.

It is not believed there were any passengers in the car at the time.

The accident happened after the vehicle crossed the opposing carriageway before colliding with the hedgerow and a tree at the top of an embankment.

An unmarked police BMW opposite the fatal scene in Whitby Lane at Backford where a Peugeot 206 collided with a tree
An unmarked police BMW opposite the fatal scene in Whitby Lane at Backford where a Peugeot 206 collided with a tree
 

Cheshire Fire Service was called in case the driver was trapped in the vehicle but paramedics confirmed at the scene the patient was deceased.

Police officers have been scouring the scene for clues in an attempt to work out the cause of the fatal collision.

Witnesses or anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Cheshire police on 101 quoting reference 1032 of August 24.

 
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