‘A treasured son’: Family pay tribute to Stockport car enthusiast tragically killed in M60 barrier collision

By Danielle Wainwright

A Stockport car enthusiast, killed when his vehicle collided with the central barrier on the M60 this week, was praised as a ‘completely selfless’ man today.

Christopher Lowe, 25, from Heaton Moor, was driving a Mercedes Sprinter van which overturned between junctions 19 and 20, in Blackley, at about 6.10am on Tuesday.

Mr Lowe was then airlifted to hospital but died later that day in hospital.

In a statement, Christopher’s family said: “Chris was a hardworking, enthusiastic recovery mechanic who was taken from us while doing the job he loved.

“Chris was a much loved member of our community, a treasured son, brother, fiancée, uncle, grandson and nephew, a beloved friend who would do anything for anyone even if he didn’t know them.

“He loved his motorbike ‘Molly’ and did various charity runs on her, collecting for children in hospital.”

A car enthusiast, Mr Lowe enjoyed driving and fixing vehicles including his prized Kenworth truck ‘Daff’.

He also worked at Stagecoach as an apprentice and prided himself on his various driving licenses.

His family said: “He saw the bright side of every situation and had a very optimistic view of life. A completely selfless man with a spring in his step.

“Chris leaves behind a devastated family and fiancée and is missed by all his many good friends.”

Officers from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit are now investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision and are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 4741 or 4745.

Picture courtesy of Gene Hunt, with thanks.

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