Tributes to Sheffield United fan killed in car crash during heavy rain

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Tributes have been paid to a popular 20-year-old ‘gentle giant’ killed in a Sheffield car crash during heavy rain.

Sean Craig Salvin died as a result of his injuries after his red Volkswagen Golf crashed while travelling along Ecclesfield Road in the area known as Wooley Wood Bottom at about 10.30pm on Wednesday night, December 30.

Ecclesfield Road was blocked off between Deep Lane and Fife Street after a fatal accident. Picture: Andrew Roe

Ecclesfield Road was blocked off between Deep Lane and Fife Street after a fatal accident. Picture: Andrew Roe

Police said no other vehicles are believed to have been involved in the incident.

Officers are now appealing for witnesses to come forward as an investigation takes place into the collision.

Star readers described Mr Salvin as a ‘gentle giant’ and a ‘lovely lad’ as tributes were paid to him on Facebook.

Andrew Gibson said: “That junction and road is horrendous. When it rains and wind blows, all the residue from the trees falls on to the road and makes it slippy.”

Tributes have also been paid to Sheffield United fan Mr Salvin on the Blades Mad football forum.

One poster said Mr Salvin, who worked as a manager at his family’s window cleaning business and had previously studied at Longley Park Sixth Form College, had been a ‘great bloke’ and a ‘true Blade’. He said: “Thoughts are with Sean’s family and friends at this sad time.”

Another poster wrote: “Awful news. Condolences to Sean’s family and friends during this difficult time. A sad end to a year that has seen too many Blades pass away.”

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said: “Sean’s family has asked that their privacy be respected at this most difficult time. Officers would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision. Please call 101 quoting incident number 1092 of 30 December 2015.”