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Family pay tribute to man who died in Wrynose Pass crash

[P]olice can confirm that a man who died following a collision has been identified as David Otway, aged 52, from Cheshire.

Mr Otway died following a one vehicle collision, at Wrynose Pass, Little Langdale, Ambleside, on September 21st. He was driving a white Volkswagen Touareg.

Specially trained officers are supporting his family at this time.

The family have released the following statement in tribute to Mr Otway: “Mum Ruth, sister Rachel, and sons Matthew, Peter, and Max, have been devastated by the loss of David.

“David was born and brought up in Kendal and is very well known in the area. He attended Stramongate School and later Kendal Grammar School.

“During the 70s and 80s he was a playing member of the under 19 Kendal Rugby Squad and grew up through the juniors at Netherfield Cricket Club through to the first team.

“His work for the Netherfield club continued when he left this area in many ways, particularly arranging and looking after the professionals who played at the club.

“He was a member of MCC committees locally and nationally. And continued his work over the last few years as coach and manager of the very successful  Alderley Edge Junior teams where his younger son Max played.”

The family have received many tributes about the part David played in their lives and are very appreciative of this support.

Police are appealing for any witnesses that may have been on Wrynose Pass and saw the incident. Anyone with information should contact Cumbria Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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