Family pay emotional tribute to man who died in M62 accident

The family of a 23 year-old man who died following an accident on the M62 in the early hours of Sunday (April 25) have issued a tribute.

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 4:24 pm
Owen Baugh

Owen Baugh, who was from the Manchester area, was riding a red Suzuki motorbike which was in collision with a black Audi A4 car on the westbound carriageway between junctions 6 at Tarbock Island and 7 at Rainhill Stoops at 12.20am.

Owen was taken to hospital for treatment but sadly pronounced dead a short time later.

The driver of the car, a 36-year-old man, remains in hospital and an investigation into the collision remains ongoing.

Owen’s family have today issued the following tribute: “Owen was a kind hearted, intelligent, hardworking and caring person, who not only a unique look, but a unique personality he made sure he included everyone regardless of who they were, from his closest friends and family to people he had just met. Owen would go above and beyond for people to make sure everyone was happy, healthy and safe.

“Owen had a presence which filled any room he walked in and to anyone he was around. He loved his hobbies and passions, but his friends and family more. He will be missed by everyone.

“During his time with us he achieved so much and did so much for others, a true gentleman alike no other, a big part of anyone who’s life he was in will now be missing. Rest In Peace Owen.”

Anyone who witnessed the collision, or has any CCTV or dashcam footage, is asked to contact @MerPolCC, the Roads Policing Unit on 0151 777 5747, 101 quoting reference 21000262447, or call Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.