THE family of a 21-year-old man has shared a heartbreaking tribute after a fatal collision killed two people in Wigan.

At around 7:15pm on Saturday, April 13, at the junction of Ormskirk Road and Billinge Road in Wigan, a car collided with a motorbike with a rider and passenger.

Both became unseated and suffered serious injuries, and it has now been confirmed that Lewis Durham, aged 21, passed away at the scene because of the impact.

Despite the best attempts of medical professionals, the other person, a 56-year-old man, also tragically died a short time later in hospital from injuries suffered at the time.

The driver of the vehicle, a 41-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and causing serious injury by careless driving. He has since been released on bail.

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Leigh Journal: Lewis was a much-loved son, grandson, and brotherLewis was a much-loved son, grandson, and brother (Image: GMP)
Paying tribute to Lewis, his family said: “It is with great sadness that Lewis has been so tragically taken away from us. He sadly passed away in a road traffic accident in Wigan on Saturday, April 13.

“The youngest in our family with the world at his feet. He’s left a huge hole in our family, our hearts are absolutely broken.

"He was always a happy, fun loving character, who had everything going for him in life, loved by everyone and had the best of friends. 

"He was] a loving son, grandson, and little brother.

“We’d like to thank the emergency services and people who assisted him at the scene who comforted him in maybe his last moments. We’ll cherish every memory we have of you Lewis.

"We’re all beyond proud of you and will miss and love you forever. You’re now the brightest star in the sky Lewis. Love you forever and always Mam, Dad, Grandma, Granda, Nana, and your two big sisters.”