Family’s devastation at losing dad and son

Cameron Sawyer, above with one of his children and below as a youngster
Cameron Sawyer, above with one of his children and below as a youngster
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The family of a young father killed in a motorcycle accident have spoken of their devastation at losing their “funny, cheeky, beautiful” boy.

Cameron Barr, 23, died when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a van on Newhouse Road, Marton, on Monday evening.

Tragically his dad, Cameron Barr, was also killed in a motorbike accident in 2001.

Cameron leaves behind two young children, Ellie May and CJ, siblings Danielle, Michael, Jake, David and Jordan, doting mum, Lisa Mylroye and nan Susan Bennett.

They have today paid a moving tribute to Cameron, who was from Marton.

Lisa said: “Cameron was always full of life and very much mischievous as a young boy. He loved his toy cars and bikes.

“He grew into a handsome and proud young man becoming a father himself, he doted on his children. He lived life to the full and was always coming out with funny one liners.

“He had only started to come to terms with the loss of his dad, who was also killed in a road accident. We are devastated.”

Nan Susan told how her grandson would look after her and always make her laugh.

She said: “It won’t be the same without his cheeky smile.”

The family have praised the emergency crews and neighbours who worked to free Cameron who became trapped under the front wheels of the Ford Transit Connect after the collision at 8.35pm on Monday.

Neighbours battled to lift the two tonne van from Cameron, who was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital but later died from his injuries.

Lisa added: “I would like to thank the medical team and firefighters who fought to save Cameron and the people who comforted him.”

Sister Danielle said: “I still can’t believe that this has happened to such a beautiful loving boy, my baby brother.

“His memory will live on, especially in his children.”

n Police initially named the motorcyclist as Cameron Sawyer, 22.