December 19, 2018 5.18 pm This story is over 33 months old

Family tribute to Gainsborough man killed in crash

He was set to become a retained firefighter

The family of the 21-year-old man from Gainsborough who died after a serious crash last week have paid tribute to him.

As previously reported, the driver of a black Ford Fiesta, Connor Howitt, was taken to Sheffield Hospital with serious injuries after colliding with a grey Skoda estate car on the A156 in Fenton at around 9.50pm on December 13.

The driver of the Skoda suffered from shock but was not reported as injured.

In a statement, his family said: “Connor was a lovely, friendly, spritely young man who made everyone laugh with his great sense of humour. He enjoyed talking to people and put a smile on everyone’s face.

“He was into fitness and enjoyed visiting the gym, walking, reading and socialising. Connor had just passed his fitness tests and medical to become a retained firefighter in Gainsborough. He had his whole life ahead of him.

“Connor was a lovely lad and he has touched so many people’s lives.

“We would like to thank everyone for their support, including the emergency services, relatives, Connor’s friends through to complete strangers. We would also like to thank the person who has set up a GoFund me page to raise money in Connor’s memory.”

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