Benjamin Connor: family pays tribute to man killed in Salford motorway collision

Grieving relatives have remembered a man ‘loved by many’.

The family of a man killed in a motorway collision in Salford have paid an emotional tribute to him.

Benjamin Connor, 30, died after being involved in a collision on the M602 at Eccles.

Police were called to the motorway just after 2.30am on Tuesday 28 December after receiving reports of a pedestrian being hit by a vehicle on the Manchester-bound carriageway close to the Regent Road roundabout.

Benjamin was taken to hospital but sadly he died there of his injuries.

What did Benjamin’s family say in tribute to him?

Benjamin’s grieving relatives released a tribute in which they described him as an “angel” and said many people loved him.

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The tribute read: “As a family we are all deeply heartbroken by the loss of our Ben. He was a beautiful son, loyal brother a great dad to four and a loving brother in law and uncle.

Ben Connor with his mum

“He was loved by so many and we are all rallying together as a family to grieve.

“Gone but never forgotten his legacy will live on. RIP angel sleep tight.”

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Are police investigating the collision?

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said on Wednesday (29 December) that the driver involved in the collision stopped at the scene.

No arrests have been made so far and inquiries are continuing.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed this incident, has dashcam footage of it or saw a pedestrian on the motorway around that time in the early hours of Tuesday to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 , quoting log number 286 of the date 28/12/21.