Mum pays tribute to Chorley man killed on M6

First published in News Chorley Citizen: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

‘He’ll always be my baby’ – mum Tributes have been paid to a Chorley man who was knocked down and killed by a car on the M6.

Craig Robinson, 31, from Clayton-le-Woods, died in the early hours of Saturday, February 4.

Police said a silver Ford Focus travelling on the southbound carriageway of the motorway, near junction 29, struck Mr Robinson who was in the carriageway.

Mr Robinson, who worked at Halbro Sportswear in Horwich, was single and had no children.

His mother Shirley Dewhurst, 53, said: “Craig was my only boy of three children, he was a private person.

“He had a fantastic sense of humour, and he always joked that he got it from me.

“Craig loved listening to music, and his favourite type of music was R&B and hip hop, due to this he had been to several concerts to see the likes of 50 Cent, and Snoop Dog.

“His hobby was walking, he was also a secret wrestling fan and supported Manchester United.

“I miss him so much despite him being 31, he will always be my baby.”

Police said it was still unclear why Mr Robinson was in the carriageway and an investigation is under way to establish the circumstances but it is not thought that any other vehicles were involved.

A police spokesperson said: “Although the motorway will have been rather quiet at that early time in the morning, if you were in the area at the time and saw something I would urge you to do so by calling us on 101.”

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

9:32pm Mon 20 Feb 12

White Eagle says...

Very sad that a young man should die in this situation. No one can say what was going through Craig's mind at the time? maybe the driver that killed Craig might give same answer's?

My deepest sympathy goes out to Shirley and family .
God Bless you all. And Craig RIP.
Very sad that a young man should die in this situation. No one can say what was going through Craig's mind at the time? maybe the driver that killed Craig might give same answer's? My deepest sympathy goes out to Shirley and family . God Bless you all. And Craig RIP. White Eagle
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree