Investigations continue after crash claims life of Ribchester man

Dean Dewhurst (s)
Dean Dewhurst (s)

An inquest has been opened and adjourned into the death of a popular Ribchester man who was killed in a tragic car crash this week.

Barman Dean Dewhurst was pronounced dead at the scene after his silver Volkswagen Golf was in collision with a lorry on Whalley Road in Clitheroe at 1-15 am on Monday.

The 28-year-old’s untimely death has saddened and shocked the tight-knit Ribchester community.

Grieving friends have left heartfelt tributes and flowers at the accident scene, while others have chosen to place their tributes online.

Dean attended St Wilfred CE Primary School at Ribchester moving onto St Cecilia RC High School, in Longridge. He had spent several years living in New Zealand and travelling to Australia and Thailand. The qualified electrician returned to England six months ago and was working as a barman at the Seafood Pub Company eatery The Derby Arms in Longridge.

In his spare time, Dean was a coach and player at Ribchester Rovers Football Club.

Police investigations are continuing into the accident.

PS David Hurst, of the Road Policing Unit, said: “A man has sadly died as a result of this collision and an investigation is underway to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

“I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the collision or who has any information that could assist with our investigation to contact us.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log 65 of September 26th.