Girlfriend’s tribute to ‘love of her life’ after young dad with links to Shirebrook killed in M1 crash
The girlfriend of a young man killed in a crash on the M1 with his friend has paid tribute to him today and said his legacy will live on in their young son.
Tyrone Forde, who had links to Shirebrook, died when the white Volkswagen Golf he was travelling in left the M1, crashed into a barrier and trees before overturning and landing on its roof just north of Sheffield on Sunday night.
Tyrone and his friend Codeye, both in their early 20s and from Sheffield, were pronounced dead at the scene.
Tyrone was well-known in Shirebrook.
On Monday night, a fireworks display was held in the Derbyshire town in tribute to the pair.
There were no other vehicles involved in the crash.
Paying tribute to Tyrone, his partner Ria said: “Tyrone, the love of my life.
“Finding out the news destroyed me and turned my world upside down, I will never be the same again without you.
“Knowing I won’t be able to see your cheeky smile or be in your arms again hurts me but I know we will meet again and I know you will be watching down on me and our beautiful boy Tyree.
“He will live your legacy on and you will never ever be forgotten.”
She added: “You’re one of a kind and I love you millions, always and forever, love Ria and your little boy Tyree.”
A fundraising page towards Tyrone’s funeral and to support his young son has been set up on the GoFundMe website.
The page states: “Everyone show a bit of love and affection for Ty and his baby boy, every little helps from pennies to pounds, come on folks let’s get together for a good cause and good lad.”