‘We don’t know what we’ll do without him’: Parents pay tribute to Salford pedestrian killed in tragic car crash

By Dean Wilkins

The parents of a man knocked down in Salford have paid tribute to their ‘handsome, gentle giant’ son, as his family and friends mourn his tragic death.

Reece Duffy, 22, from Irlam, was a pedestrian on Liverpool Road (A57) when he was struck by a Vauxhall Corsa Van shortly before 8pm on Friday.

He was rushed to hospital by emergency services where he sadly died in the early hours of yesterday morning.

His younger brother Jordan said: “Reece was the best brother you could ever have.” His older brother Ryan added: “Reece was my right hand man.”

A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been bailed until April 12 pending further police enquiries.

Mr Duffy’s family said: “Reece was a gentle giant loved by many people who had a huge circle of friends.

“He was a loving son, brother, cousin, nephew, grandson and great grandson to his large extended family.

“We are all devastated and we don’t know what we will do without him.

“He was a handsome man and was proud of his appearance and we are all so very proud of him.

“He had a fantastic character and he rose above everything that life threw at him. Whenever he walked into a room his smile lit the room up,

“He was a son that any parent would be proud of.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 0161 856 4741.

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