Tributes were paid to a coach driver, who was behind the wheel of a vehicle that crashed on its way back from a music festival, leaving two others dead and 50 injured.
The coach driver named locally as Colin Daulby, was described by his neighbours in Warrington as an "all round good guy".
Ann Parsons said: "Colin would always come and chat. He wasn't intrusive but friendly and always had a kind word to say. It's terrible news and his family will be devastated. They are all very close."
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