Mother’s tribute as son, 22, killed in crash

Flowers at the scene of a crash on Garstang Road, St Michael's, where Ryan Rostron, 22, from Bispham, died.

Flowers at the scene of a crash on Garstang Road, St Michael's, where Ryan Rostron, 22, from Bispham, died.

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The mother of a student killed when his car hit a tree – just two months before he was due to graduate from university – has paid tribute to her “loving son”.

Ryan Rostron, 22, from Bispham, died when he lost control of his Renault Clio on Garstang Road, St Michael’s-on-Wyre, on Sunday night.

Ryan Rostron died when his car crashed into a tree in St Michaels on May 12, 2013.

Ryan Rostron died when his car crashed into a tree in St Michaels on May 12, 2013.

He was on the verge of completing his degree at Lancaster University and had just handed in his dissertation when his life was tragically cut short.

His devastated mother Pamela Rostron said her son, who was also a keen rugby, pool and badminton player, made her “very proud in all he did.”

She said: “Ryan Joseph Rostron was a loving son who was never any trouble. He was a good boy. Ryan made me very proud in all he did.

“He played rugby at Blackpool RFUC colts, he was very good at badminton and recently he was on the executive committee and played pool at Lancaster University.

The scene of the crash in which Ryan Rostron lost his life.

The scene of the crash in which Ryan Rostron lost his life.

“When Ryan went to university I was extremely proud, not only was he studying having dyslexia, but also worked at Argos in Cleveleys to top up his money.

“He bought his new car with his own money as it was his dream to own his own car. He was due to graduate on July 18 and had been making plans to celebrate. I am just so sad he won’t be there on that date.

“He was taken too soon, he wanted kids and marriage but none of that will ever happen.”

The crash happened at around 6.40pm on Sunday when Mr Rostron was travelling along Garstang Road towards the A6.

A bouquet was left at the crash scene yesterday, with a poignant message which read: ‘To a loving son and doting brother who was taken far too soon. You will be missed more than words can say. We love you Ryan.’

Mr Rostron was a member of Furness College at Lancaster University where he was described as a hard-working student.

University vice-chancellor Professor Mark Smith said: “We are very shocked at this tragic news.

“Ryan had a lovely personality and worked very hard to get his degree. He was over the moon when he handed in his dissertation.

“He was a very popular lad and a key member of one of the university’s pool teams. We are very sorry to have lost such a talented and likeable student in such a tragic accident and our thoughts go to his family at this devastating time.”

Colleagues at Argos also spoke of their sadness at his death.

A spokesman for the store said: “We are saddened to learn of the tragic death of our Cleveleys colleague, Ryan Rostron.

“Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time.”

Tributes have been posted on social networking site Facebook.

Rebecca Hall wrote: “He was in my class at uni. (It’s) so tragic, he was such a nice guy.”

Police believe Mr Rostron lost control of the vehicle on a right hand bend before colliding with the tree. The road was closed for four hours following the collision for scene examination and to allow the car to be recovered.

No-one else was in the vehicle at the time.

Officers are appealing for witnesses to contact them.

Sgt Lee Campbell, of the force road policing unit, said: ““I would appeal to anybody that witnessed the collision to contact police on 101.”

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