Dad killed in horror crash named as friends pay tribute to his ‘amazing soul’

A dad who died in a horror car crash has been named and friends have paid tribute to an “amazing soul”.

Jamie Crompton was driving a black Fiat 500 in Bolton just before 11pm on Tuesday when the car collided with a silver Vauxhall Insignia.

The 34-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

Five other people – aged between seven and 28 – were treated for minor injuries, police said.

Two children were taken to hospital, as well as three adults, according to the North West Ambulance Service.

No arrests have been made.

Bolton Coroners’ Court confirmed a file relating to Mr Crompton’s death has been received.

Flowers and tributes have appeared at the scene of the tragedy, which took place at the junction of Long Causeway and Albert Road in Farnworth.

A card ‘in memory of a special dad’ has been attached to railings, along with pictures of Mr Crompton.

Friend Paul Greenhalgh told the Manchester Evening News: “I only knew Jamie for a year or so, but he was a lovely lad who went out of his way to help others, including myself and he loved his family to bits.

“He had a real positive impact on people.”

Another friend said Mr Crompton was a “super kind guy who’d do anything for anyone”.

Tributes have also been paid on social media.

Wayne Minshull posted on Facebook : “RIP, Jamie Crompton. Fly high with the angels. You will be missed brother. Always in my thoughts.”

Bernard Shaw said: “Absolutely devastated, such a shame. My condolences go out to his family and friends at this very sad time. RIP, Jamie pal.”

Andrew Adams posted: “Sleep with the angels. I only spoke to you last night. Good night, my dear friend.”

Kate Taylor added: “RIP, Jamie. What an amazing soul. Gave time for anyone who needed it and was a true friend.”

Police Constable Andrew Nicholson, of Greater Manchester Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Sadly a man has lost his life in this collision and our thoughts remain with his loved ones at this difficult time.

“This incident happened at a busy junction and we are hopeful that there are a number of people who may have witnessed this collision and have dash cam footage of the incident or either of the cars leading up to it.

“If you have any information at all please do not hesitate to contact police.”

You can call the police on 0161 856 4741, quoting incident number 3115 of May 25.