A DEVASTATED family has paid tribute to a much-loved son and brother who died after being hit by a car.

Mark Lawrence, aged 27 and from Warrington, was a pedestrian involved in a collision with a Volvo XC90. 

The incident occurred at around 1.50am on Sunday, October 2, on Chester Road at the junction of Centre Park link road for Slutchers Lane.

He received treatment at hospital following the collision, but despite the best care from medical professionals, he passed away on Sunday, October 23. 

His family are being supported by specialist officers.

The driver of the car, a 32-year-old man from Runcorn, was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

He has since been released under investigation, pending further enquiries.

Following Mark’s death, his parents and brother have paid tribute to the generous and happy young man.

In a joint statement, they said: “The tragic loss of Mark so early in his life is devastating and has left an unfillable hole in our family.

“It is unfair that such a happy, generous, and active young man has been lost. 

“Mark’s loss will be felt by so many beyond his immediate family, who loved and respected him, including his grandparents, uncles, aunties and cousins in both England and the Philippines, and countless friends from England and around the world who have supported his family through this difficult time.”

Police are continuing to appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the collision or captured footage that may be relevant to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to call Cheshire Police on 101, quoting IML 1379365, or visit cheshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/

Information can also be passed on to Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or visiting crimestoppers-uk.org