Settle man, 20, dies in Lancashire road crash

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A Settle man has died after his car crashed into a stone bridge in Lancashire.

Oliver Jones, who was 20, was driving home at around 4.50am this morning, Saturday, October 26, when he lost control of his Citroen Saxo on the A59 at Sawley.

The vehicle left Clitheroe Road on a right-hand bend, leaving Mr Jones with serious head injuries.

He died at the scene.

In a tribute to her son released by Lancashire Police tonight, his mother Carol Jones said: “Oliver was my only son, he was my rock.

“He was well liked and very popular and recently returned to his first love football and played for the first team at Settle United.

“Oliver started going to Settle and Skipton market from an early age with his dad, and 18 months ago he started working with him full time. He was excellent at selling due to his personality.

“His main passion was to socialise with his friends, so the hole he leaves will never be filled. He will be sadly missed.”

Sergeant Mick Young, from Lancashire Police’s Road Policing Unit, said: “At this stage we do not believe any other vehicles were involved but an investigation is underway and I would appeal to anybody that witnessed this collision to contact Lancashire Police on 101.

“A police family liaison officer is supporting Oliver’s family at this difficult time.”