Tributes paid to beloved son and fiancé tragically killed in motorway crash

Tributes paid to beloved son and fiancé tragically killed in motorway crash

Heartbroken family and friends have been paying tribute to a beloved son and fiancé with Irish roots who in a car accident on the M62 earlier this month.

37-year-old John-Paul Cassidy was a passenger in a car when it collided with a mobile home being pulled by an HGV near Goole, East Yorkshire, on April 3.

The driver, Nigel Eley, 41, from Urmston in Trafford, also died.

Known by those close to him as JP, Mr Cassidy's family described him as a ‘much-loved son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and more recently fiancé’.

He was due to get married next summer.

Originally from Coventry, he had lived in Manchester for a number of years, settling in the city after studying in Sheffield and travelling in Australia.

He also owned an Irish passport.

He worked in the fashion industry, ‘pursuing his love of quality, heritage menswear brands’.

JP’s family said that those who knew him described him as loyal, generous, charismatic and ‘above all fun-loving’ and that he had a strong passion for sport, music, food and travel.

“He will be sorely missed,” his loved ones added.

Our Lady of the Assumption RC Church Coventry posted a memoriam on Facebook.

Humberside Police said a HGV carrying a static caravan westbound went through the central reservation between junctions 36 and 37 of the M62 at around 9.30am on the morning on 3 April.

The caravan collided with a black Lexus travelling in the opposite direction.

The 22-year-old HGV driver was taken to hospital, but has since been discharged.

The driver of the Lexus, Mr Eley, was owner and director of Manchester fashion agency Northern Lights Agency, based on Jersey Street in Ancoats.

He was also under-nines coach at AFC Urmston Meadowside football club.