Stockport fatal crash: Family of kid’s football coach who died after hitting tree pay tribute to ‘devoted dad’

The family of a children’s football coach who died after driving into a tree in Stockport have paid tribute to the devoted dad-of-three.

Emergency services were called to Grove Lane in Cheadle Hulme at about 6.30am yesterday after a Ford Focus collided with a tree.

Liam Edge, a 49-year-old dad of three, was trapped inside the vehicle.

Officers were able to prize him from the car but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mr Edge’s heartbroken family have paid tribute to the devoted dad-of-three.

“Liam was a loving husband and father of three boys who, through his involvement with Inter Cheadle junior football club which he was instrumental in setting up back in 2007, is very well known in the local area.

“Through his involvement in the club which offers coaching, training and matches for over 300 young people at any one time in and around Cheadle Heath, he has become very well recognised and respected in the local junior football leagues.

“He will be greatly missed by everyone whose lives he touched.”

Sergeant Brian Orr from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This is an absolute tragedy and our thoughts are with the man’s family and friends at this difficult time.”

It is not believed any other vehicles were involved in the collision and a team of officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit are working to establish exactly what happened.

Police are now appealing for anyone who may have saw the collision or saw the Ford Focus prior to the accident.

If anyone has any information they should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4742.

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