Chorley man killed in A6 Lake District crash named as David Steven Ware as family pay tribute

A man from Chorley who tragically died following a crash in the Lake District has been named by police.

David Steven Ware, known as Dave, was pronounced dead at the scene following a collision on the A6 north of Shap in Cumbria that involved two motorcycles and a gray Peugeot 2008. Emergency services were called to the scene on Sunday afternoon (April 3).

Police said a second motorcyclist, described as a man in his 50s from the Lancashire area, was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. He was said to be in a stable condition.

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Dave, 55, of Willow Drive, Charnock Richard, was described by his family as a ‘loved and respected’ man who had a ‘passion and enthusiasm for everything he did in life’.

In a tribute released through Cumbria Police this afternoon (April 7), they said: “Dave was a kind and loving family man with a larger than life personality. He was loved and respected by all that knew him.

“He had a passion and enthusiasm for everything he did in life and he will be greatly missed. We would like to thank the police, the paramedics and the air ambulance for all of their effort and support. “

Cumbria Police launched an appeal for witnesses and anyone with dash cam footage to come forward following the fatal collision.

In a statement released earlier this week, a spokesperson said: “The collision occurred on the A6 at the Edge Brow junction and involved a gray Peugeot 2008 and two motorcycles. One of the motorcyclists – a man in his 50s from the Lancashire area – was declared dead at the scene.

“The second motorcyclist – also in his 50s and from the Lancashire area – was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. He remains in hospital this morning, in a stable condition. Officers investigating the collision are urging anyone who saw what occurred – or the moments leading up to it – to get in touch.

“They would particularly like to hear from anyone who has dash cam footage which may assist them with their investigation.”

Anyone with information relating to this incident can report online at www.cumbria.police.uk/reportit, quoting incident number 118 of 3 April 2022. You can also phone on 101. Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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