Wife’s tribute to cyclist killed at the weekend

Daniel Arran Richmond, from Whittle-le-Woods.
Daniel Arran Richmond, from Whittle-le-Woods.

The heartbroken wife of a keen cyclist who died after being hit by a car in Euxton has paid tribute to her ‘passionate, generous’ husband.

Daniel Arran Richmond, 35, from Whittle-le-Woods, was crossing the M6 motorway bridge on Runshaw Lane, Euxton, with a fellow cyclist at 9.10am on Sunday, when an Audi S3 car collided with his bike.

Daniel died at the scene.

His wife Fabienne Richmond said: “Daniel was a hard-working, conscientious family man.

“He was passionate about his family and friends, as well as his hobbies, including cycling, golf, skiing, and trout and salmon fishing. He was funny, with a generous spirit and was successful at everything he turned his hand to.

“He will be greatly missed.”

The other cyclist was not injured.

A 36-year-old man from Ormskirk was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been released on bail until July.

Sgt Steve Wignall, from the road policing unit, said: “I would appeal for anyone who saw this incident, or who witnessed any of the vehicles involved prior to the collision, to get in touch.”

Anybody with information about either incident can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.