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The family of a man who died in a collision on the M602 in Eccles have paid tribute to a man "loved by many."
Just after 2.30am on Tuesday 28th December, police received reports of a pedestrian being hit by a vehicle on the Manchester bound carriageway of the M602 motorway close to the Regent Road roundabout.
Officers attended and found that 30-year-old Benjamin Connor had been involved in a collision, and he was taken to hospital. Sadly, he died of his injuries a short time later.
The driver stopped at the scene, no arrests have been made, and enquiries are ongoing.
The family of Benjamin have paid this tribute to him: "As a family we are all deeply heartbroken by the loss of our Ben. He was a beautiful son, loyal brother a great dad to four and a loving brother in law and uncle.
"He was loved by millions and we are all rallying together as a family to grieve.
"Gone but never forgotten his legacy will live on. RIP angel sleep tight."
If anyone witnessed, or has dash cam footage of this incident, or saw a pedestrian on the motorway around that time, please contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting log 286 of 28/12/21.