THE heartbroken family of a teenager who died following a crash in Leigh say his siblings have lost their "big brother and hero".

Police were called to Warrington Road to reports of a collision shortly after 10.50pm on Friday, May 3. 

Eighteen-year-old Aiden Blackman died at the scene.

Police say enquiries have established that Aiden was driving a Kia Sportage on Warrington Road when it was involved in a collision with a Peugeot 107 at the junction with Greenfold Way.

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A floral shrine has been created at the scene

Paying tribute to him, Aiden’s family said: “Aiden was taken from us just as his adult life should have been starting.

"There are no words to describe the pain the tragic events of Friday night have inflicted on our family.

“Aiden was more than just a son to me he was my best friend as well. His Mum and Gran Maureen are heartbroken he is gone.

READ> Floral shrine left to Aiden

“Chloe, Kaisha, Shannay, Chantelle and Harley haven’t just lost their big brother but also their hero, who was always there anytime they needed him for anything.

“Aiden had such a big heart and so much more to give in life. His cheeky grin and daft ways will be missed by all who ever met and knew him.

“You have left a massive hole in everybody’s hearts that can never be filled again. You will be sadly missed!”

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Aiden Blackman