Driver arrested after chef found dead in road

Popular: Accident victim Rhys Davies
Popular: Accident victim Rhys Davies
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Police have identified the victim of a fatal road collision at Eccleston near Chorley at the weekend as local chef Rhys Davies.

The 21-year-old was found seriously injured on New Lane in the village at around 3.40am on Sunday and died at the scene.

It is believed Rhys had been walking home from working at Rose and Crown pub in the village when he collided with a car.

A 47-year-old man from Croston was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and was later bailed pending further enquiries.

The dead man’s family paid tribute to him, saying: “Rhys worked as a chef with his dad in his local pub. He was very laid back in his outlook and always had a big smile on his face.

“He was a man of few words. When he spoke, people listened. His death will leave a big hole in the lives of family and friends.”

Detectives have appealed for anyone with information about the incident to contact them on 101 quoting log number 0258 of Sunday, August 10th or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.