More than £6,000 raised for family of Doncaster dad who died in fatal road collision

More than £6,000 has been raised for the family of a Doncaster dad of two killed in a road collision.

Tuesday, 26th November 2019, 9:18 am
Updated Tuesday, 26th November 2019, 11:00 am

Jamie Cantrill, 29, died on Friday night after a collision with a car which did not stay at the scene of the crash in High Road, Warmsworth.

And in the space of just a few days after his tragic death, a JustGiving campaign has already raised more than £6,300 for his partner Tanya and two children,

Donations have been pouring in for Jamie who was also a keen footballer.

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Jamie Cantrill.
Jamie Cantrill.

Yesterday, his family gave a moving tribute, describing him as “a fun loving, confident, genuine and selfless young man.”

It added: “He had so much to live for and touched so many lives. We are so proud of him. A hard working and doting father, partner, son and brother; his presence will be missed beyond belief.

“The cruelty of Jamie being taken away is unbearable and is echoed through the outpour of love, respect and admiration shared near and far; for this we thank you, it has been of great comfort to us in these dark days.

“We would also like to thank those who were with Jamie at the time, especially those who worked on him at the scene and tried to save his life while awaiting emergency services; our gratitude is immeasurable.

“Whilst we thank you for your support we would like to please ask you to respect our privacy at this devastating time and allow us space to grieve our precious boy.”

Natalie Arrowsmith, who set up the campaign, said: “Jamie was loved by so many people and we want to offer our deepest sympathy to all his family and friends at this awful time.

“His death has absolutely rocked the community which has shown how much he was loved and respected by so many. There’s nothing we can do to ease the pain of his passing but I hope this support can ease any financial pressures.”

You can donate to the appeal HERE

Jamie's family are being supported by specialist officers as South Yorkshire Police continue enquiries.

Three men and a woman were arrested on Saturday in connection with the incident. They have since been released under investigation.

A 29 year-old man from Doncaster was arrested on causing death by dangerous driving, a 47-year-old man from Doncaster was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and perverting the course of justice, a 23-year-old man from Doncaster was arrested for causing death by dangerous driving and a 21-year-old woman from Denaby Main was arrested for assisting an offender and perverting the course of justice.

Police are still keen for any witnesses to the collision, which happened between the junction of Tenter Road and the Holiday Inn. Anyone with information should call 101 quoting incident number 1046 of 22 November 2019.