Tributes to young Derbyshire man killed on Woodhead Pass

The family of a young man who died in a crash on a major Derbyshire road have paid tribute to a “bright, enthusiastic and much-loved son and brother”.

Thursday, 27th August 2020, 10:11 am

Andrew Burr was driving his blue BMW 1 along the Woodhead Road, also known as the Woodhead Pass, between 8pm and 9pm on Monday, August 17.

The 24-year-old’s car left the road and tragically Andrew, who was an apprentice engineer at Tulip in Dukinfield, was found dead at the scene.

A statement from Andrew’s family said: “Andrew was a bright, enthusiastic soul and a much-loved son and brother.

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Andrew Burr was killed in the crash on the Woodhead Road.

“He was the person you would want there next to you if you had a problem, and nothing was too much trouble for him.

“Andrew was very well known in Tintwistle, as well as further afield, and had a wide circle of friends.

"We have been absolutely inundated with cards and messages from friends, people from his time at university and his job.

“It has been incredible to see how many people Andrew touched during his life and we are hugely thankful for everyone who has been in touch.”

A file is being prepared for the coroner in relation to the collision and anyone who was in the area at the time and may have seen Andrew, or the blue BMW 1 series car, is asked to contact Derbyshire Police.

If you have any information that could help you should call 101, including reference number 20*429374 in any correspondence.

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