An “extremely popular” student who died after his car hit a tree was today described as a “true friend who will be missed by all.”
Ryan Rostron, 22, died after he lost control of his Renault Clio on Garstang Road, St Michael’s-on-Wyre, on Sunday night.
Mr Rostron, a former pupil at Montgomery High School, in Bispham, was on the verge of completing a degree in Media and Cultural Studies at Lancaster University and had just handed in his dissertation.
Montgomery headteacher Simon Brennand today paid tribute to “extremely popular” Ryan.
He said: “The school is deeply saddened to hear of the tragic death of Ryan.
“He was a bright, unassuming and lovely young man who was extremely popular with both staff and students at Montgomery High School.
“Our thoughts are very much with his family and friends at this sad time.”
Mr Rostron was also a former member of Poulton-le-Fylde Badminton Club.
A post on the club’s Facebook page said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Ryan Rostron.”
Friends have continued to pay tribute via social networking sites, with a number posting photos of themselves with Mr Rostron online in his memory.
On Twitter, Adam Valentine wrote: “A true friend who will be missed by all who knew him. One of the good guys and one of the most genuine guys I have met.”
Mr Rostron was a member of Furness College at Lancaster University and the its Facebook page described him as “an outgoing and popular” member of the college.
Sarah Cattermole, who shared a flat with Mr Rostron in his second year at university, said: “I’m so devastated about this, rest in peace my brilliant friend. He will be missed by so many.”
The vice-chancellor of Lancaster University, Professor Mark Smith, said: “We are very sorry to have lost such a talented and likeable student in such a tragic accident.”