Dad, 48, who died in M57 tragedy was 'a true family man'

The family of a "funny, kind" dad of two who died after being hit by a lorry on the M57 today paid tribute to him.

Steven Moglione died in the early hours of Saturday, April 20 after being struck by an HGV between junctions 2 and 3 on the motorway. Today the 48-year-old was remembered by his family as a "devoted" father with a "huge heart."

In a statement, the family said: "This has come as a huge shock to the family who are currently comforting each other at this extremely hard time. Steven will be deeply missed by all of his family and friends, he was a devoted husband, father, son, brother and uncle - a true family man.

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“Steven was funny, kind and had a huge heart, he was loved by everyone who met him. His wife, two children and family will miss him forever but will be eternally grateful for the love and fun times they have shared together”.

Emergency services were contacted just before 3.45am following reports that a man had been struck by a lorry on the Northbound side of the motorway. The driver of the HGV stopped at the scene and assisted detectives.

Officers from Merseyside Police Roads Policing Unit and the North West Motorway Police Group attended the scene. Detective Sergeant Kurt Timpson, lead investigating officer from the Merseyside Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit said, “My thoughts remain with Steven’s family at this sad time.

"They are being supported by specially trained police officers. I would ask that they are now allowed the time and privacy to comes to terms with their loss. An investigation is taking place.

“I would like to appeal to anyone who was on the M57 Northbound at the time of this collision to please get in touch. We know from initial enquiries that several other vehicles passed through this area just after the collision and it is extremely important that we speak with those drivers, even if they did not physically witness the collision. The vehicle involved was a DAF Heavy Goods Vehicle and the collision happened at 3.40am on Saturday morning.

“Please can motorists check their dashcams. Front and rear cameras can often record vital evidence, unbeknown to the driver. Any information however small it may seem could prove vital to our enquiries.

“I would also like to thank motorists and members of the local community for their patience and understanding as It was necessary to close the M57 in both directions until late into Saturday evening. I appreciate the difficulty this caused and can assure people that this was unavoidable due to the nature of this tragic incident.”

Anyone with information should contact the MATRIX Serious Collision Investigation Unit either by calling 0151 777 5747, or emailing quoting reference number 24000356992.

A GoFundMe Page has been set up to support Steven's family. To donate click here

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