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Tribute issued following fatal collision near Knutsford

The family of a man who died following a fatal collision near Knutsford have paid tribute to him.

At around 8.17pm on Monday 20th November police were called to reports of a collision on the A50 in High Legh, near to the junction of Swineyard Lane.

Officers attended the scene and on arrival they found that a pedestrian has been hit a number of vehicles.

Sadly, the pedestrian, 85-year-old Douglas Burke, was pronounced dead at the scene.

His family said:

“On Monday 20th November Douglas Burke tragically passed away after being involved in a road traffic accident in Cheshire.

“Douglas was enjoying his retirement, travelling around the UK and Europe when not playing golf or meeting with friends.

“He was a loving husband, father, brother, and granddad, and we are all heartbroken by his

“He will be missed by many people around the world.”

Enquiries in relation to the collision remain ongoing.

Anyone with any information or video footage which may aid the investigation is asked to contact Cheshire Police on:


...or visit: 


... quoting IML - 1695711

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