The elderly pedestrian killed in a car crash on St Helens Linkway yesterday morning (Tuesday) has been named.
Saints fan Albert George Farrington, 80, was crossing the A570 at approximately 10.35am when a grey Ford Fiesta collided with him on the southbound carriageway.
Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.
The female motorist was uninjured but was treated in hospital for shock.
Mr Farrington lived in Rainhill, but was originally from Sutton Manor.
His wife Mildred described him as a “loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who was proud to have served in the army during National Service”.
He had worked as a painter and decorator for St Helens Council for 20 years and loved Everton Football Club and Saints, who he used to watch.
A police investigation into the collision is described as “ongoing” and witnesses are urged to call Merseyside Police on 0151 777 5444 with any information that could help officers establish exactly what happened.