Buxton man arrested after fatal crash

A Buxton man has been arrested after being involved in a crash which resulted in the death of a dad.

Wednesday, 8th June 2016, 12:14 pm
Updated Thursday, 9th June 2016, 11:43 am

At approximately 5.20pm yesterday (June 7), emergency services received reports of a road traffic collision involving a blue Renault Clio and a cyclist on the A537 Buxton New Road near Macclesfield.

Following the collision, Guy Andrew Wharton, 46, from Bollington, died.

The driver of the car, a 41-year-old man from Buxton, was arrested by police and an investigation into the circumstances has commenced, Cheshire Constabulary said.

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Paying tribute to Mr Wharton, his family said: “We are deeply shocked and saddened at the sudden and tragic loss of Guy, a loving father, husband, brother and son. He was a passionate cyclist and loved riding in the hills. He will be greatly missed.”

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information in regards to it is urged to contact Cheshire police on 101 quoting incident 688 of the 7th June.