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Family pay tribute to man who died in Nottinghamshire collision

The family of a man who died following a single-vehicle collision in Harworth has paid tribute to him.

Nathan Naughton, aged 26, of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, was in a Ford Ranger involved in a collision which happened in Bawtry Road around 2:15 am on Sunday (21 January 2024).

A 22-year-old woman in the car also died.

Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

In a statement, Nathan’s father said:

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“Nathan was a loving son and brother. He was a hardworking, outgoing lad, who was well-liked and very popular. 

“We are all devastated by what has happened and we miss Nathan deeply as we try to come to terms with his loss.” 

Officers are continuing to appeal for information relating to the collision and are asking anyone who saw the Ford Ranger in the lead-up to the collision or witnessed the collision itself, to please get in touch.

Sergeant Mark Baker, of Nottinghamshire Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said:

“This was a tragic incident, and our thoughts remain with the families, friends, and the wider community at this incredibly sad time.

“Our inquiries remain ongoing to establish the circumstances leading up to the collision and our officers are continuing to offer the families support.

“Both families have asked for their privacy to be respected during this extremely difficult time.

“I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the collision, who hasn’t yet come forward, or any drivers who may have recorded dash-cam footage that may be helpful to our investigation, to get in touch as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 71 of 21 January 2024, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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