HUNDREDS of people have joined a Facebook group to pay tribute to a 23-year-old killed by a recovery vehicle last month.
Friends of Robert William Vasey, who died in the collision in Liverpool Road, Chester, at about 9.42am on Thursday, February 25, have left messages of support for his mother Wendy and brother Greg, of Eccleston Avenue, Ellesmere Port.
The group, called RIP Rob Vasey, has been joined by 324 people, many of whom have left dedications to Mr Vasey, who was described by mum Wendy as a ‘warm-hearted, fun-loving boy’.
A message, posted by the group’s founder Billie Stevenson, was added following Mr Vasey’s funeral at Blacon Crematorium on Monday, said: “Today has made me realise how much you were loved, Rob. You really are gone. Rest in peace, I will never forget you, and my thoughts are with your family and Kelly. We all loved you, Rob. RIP.”
Ruth Stevenson, referring to Mr Vasey’s girlfriend Kelly Stevenson, said: “Heart goes out to Kelly, Wendy, and Greg. Rob, love you so much!”
Family friend Sue Collins added a message from Mr Vasey’s mother: “Rob’s mum would like to thank everyone who has sent messages and tributes. In Wendy’s own words, ‘I have been so touched with the comments and amount of them, it has brought Greg and I such comfort, thank you, love Wendy’.”
Friends and family have also left flowers and cards at the scene of the accident.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the accident, which took place close to the Frog Pub, Liverpool Road.
Anyone with any information should call Cheshire Constabulary on 0845 458 0000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.