Tributes paid to 'doting grandfather' from Shirebrook who died in tragic accident

A "doting" grandfather who died in a collision has been named as Steven Oscroft, of Shirebrook, Derbyshire.

The 60-year-old was driving along Netherfield Lane in Perlethorpe cum Budby when a large rock or piece of concrete went through the windscreen of his Hyundai IX35 at around 11.40am on Tuesday (7 July).

Mr Oscroft  died at the scene, likely to have been killed instantly, but his wife and two grandchildren, who were in the car with him, were unhurt.

Mr Oscroft's family today paid tribute to the doting grandfather-of-four, saying: "Steve was a devoted, husband, father, son and brother and a doting grandad, he was genuine and kind and well loved by all who knew him.

"As a family we are struggling to comprehend the tragic end which resulted after a trip out and fun time with the grandchildren, our lives will never be the same again and we can now only cherish those special memories in our hearts."

His family has asked for privacy as they come to terms with their loss.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident.

Family Liaison Officer PC Joanna Baxter, from Nottinghamshire Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: "Mr Oscroft's family are devastated by his death in such tragic circumstances and it was obviously an incredibly traumatic ordeal for his wife and two grandchildren. Thankfully they escaped unhurt.

"We are working hard to establish how the incident happened to give the family some answers and we would appeal to anyone who may have information that may help the enquiry to come forward as soon as possible.

“We are particularly appealing for anyone that may have seen a large beige coloured cabbed truck that may be discarding its load in the area around the time of the collision. We are also appealing for any dash-cam footage which may show this vehicle.”

Anyone who has information which could help the investigation should call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 275 of 7 July 2020.

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