‘Our hearts are broken’ – Family pay tribute following fatal Doncaster collision

The devastated family a man who died in a road accident in Doncaster have paid tribute to their ‘precious boy’.

Monday, 25th November 2019, 3:28 pm
Updated Monday, 25th November 2019, 3:32 pm

29-year-old Jamie Cantrill was found lying injured on High Road in Warmsworth at shortly before midnight on Friday, November 22.

Tragically, despite the best efforts of members of the public and emergency services, he died at the scene.

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29-year-old Jamie Cantrill died in a collision in Doncaster on Friday.

Police say they believe Mr Cantrill’s injuries were caused by a collision with a car which did not stay at the scene.

Jamie’s family – are being supported by specialist officers as enquiries continue – have today released the following statement.

They said: “On Friday 22nd November, at just 29-years-old, our beautiful Jamie was devastatingly taken from our family in a callous act.

“Words cannot express the pain and devastation we feel right now. Our hearts are broken.

“Jamie was a fun loving, confident, genuine and selfless young man who 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.”

Three men and a woman who were arrested on Saturday (November 23) in connection with the incident have since been released under investigation.

Police are still keen for any witnesses to the collision, which happened between the junction of Tenter Road and the Holiday Inn, to contact them on 101 quoting incident number 1046 of 22 November 2019.