Renishaw crash victim ‘so caring and kind’

Flowers left for Jason Blount at the scene of the crash on Sheffield Road, Renishaw. 

Picture: Sarah Washbourn.
Flowers left for Jason Blount at the scene of the crash on Sheffield Road, Renishaw. Picture: Sarah Washbourn.

Tributes have been paid to a popular dad who died on the way to work.

Jason Blount, 47, lost his life when his Ford Fiesta was in collision with an Audi on Main Road, Renishaw, at about 5.40am on Tuesday.

Flowers left for Jason Blount at the scene of the crash on Sheffield Road, Renishaw. 

Picture: Sarah Washbourn.

Flowers left for Jason Blount at the scene of the crash on Sheffield Road, Renishaw. Picture: Sarah Washbourn.

Both drivers were taken to Sheffield Northern General Hospital where Mr Blount, of Renishaw, was sadly pronounced dead.

Flowers and written tributes have been left at the scene of the crash.

One of them reads: “Thank you for being the best dad to our beautiful daughter. RIP Jason.”

Another reads: “Jason, my big brother, my hero. You will be truly missed. You were as strong as a rock yet so caring and kind. I love you so much.”

Flowers left for Jason Blount at the scene of the crash on Sheffield Road, Renishaw. 

Picture: Sarah Washbourn.

Flowers left for Jason Blount at the scene of the crash on Sheffield Road, Renishaw. Picture: Sarah Washbourn.

Mr Blount had worked as a machine operator at Sheffield-based company Betafence since 1991.

Jonathan Young, HR manager at Betafence, said: “We’re all very shocked and saddened by what has happened.

“Jason was a popular and hard-working member of the team – you could always rely on him to do a good job.

“He’ll be sadly miss and our thoughts are with his loved ones at this very sad time.”

On our Facebook page, residents told of their shock at the tragedy and sent their condolences to Mr Blount’s friends and family.

The Audi driver was taken to hospital with leg injuries.

Officers closed the busy road for about six hours to carry out investigations.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 54 of April 19.