Police have confirmed this evening the name of the man who tragically died today in a severe collision on the A595 in Cumbria at 6.08am, Thursday 7th November 2013.
He has been named as Dean Sheffield, aged 47, from Frizington.
The collision, which happened just south of the B5345, was between two vehicles, a HGV and a motorcycle. Mr Sheffield was driving the motorcycle, a Honda CBR. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The HGV driver, a man aged 36 from Dalton-in-Furness, was taken to West Cumberland Hospital for minor injuries.
Mr Sheffield’s family paid tribute to him today: ““Early on the morning of the 7th of November 2013, Dean Sheffield known affectionately to family and friends as ‘Sheffield’ was sadly taken from us. A tragic accident has taken him away from his Mum Brenda, Sons Jason and Brett, Daughters Kerry and Sam and Granddaughter Kaitlyn Jo.”
“Dean was a special man with a kind heart, full of life and always up for a party. He would do anything for anybody. He worked at Sellafield for 6 years and before that was a general factory manager at Seekers Fabrics. He loved riding his motorbike and online gaming.”
“Dean was a special man with a kind heart and he filled a space in our hearts that nobody will ever replace. We love him tremendously and his memory will live on forever.”
Formal identification has taken place this evening.