Mum’s tribute to son (20) killed in A59 crash

Oliver Jones who died in a road traffic accident on the A59
Oliver Jones who died in a road traffic accident on the A59

A grieving mother has paid tribute to her only son who died in a road accident on the A59.

Market trader Oliver Jones (20), from Settle, was driving home in his Citroen Saxo on the A59 at Sawley when he lost control on a right hand bend and left the carriageway, colliding with a stone bridge.

Floral truibutes at the scene of the fatal crash at the bottom of Sawley Brow on the A59.'Photo Ben Parsons

Floral truibutes at the scene of the fatal crash at the bottom of Sawley Brow on the A59.'Photo Ben Parsons

Oliver sustained serious injuries and died at the scene. The collision occurred at 4-50 am in Clitheroe Road on Saturday.

Carol Jones, Oliver’s mother, this week paid tribute to her the son she described as “her rock”. She said: “Oliver was my only son, he was my rock. He was well liked and very popular and recently returned to his first love football and played for the first team at Settle United.

“Oliver started going to Settle and Skipton market from an early age with his dad, and 18 months ago he started working with him full time. He was excellent at selling due to his personality.

“His main passion was to socialise with his friends, so the hole he leaves will never be filled.

“He will be sadly missed.”

Police investigations are continuing into the accident and officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward. Sgt Mick Young from the Road Policing Unit said: “At this stage we do not believe any other vehicles were involved but an investigation is under way and I would appeal to anybody that witnessed this collision to contact Lancashire Police on 101.

“A police family liaison officer is supporting Oliver’s family at this difficult time.”

Clitheroe Road was closed for six hours to allow for an investigation to take place and remove debris from the road.