EMOTIONAL tributes have been paid to a ‘special dad’ from Bolton who died at the scene of a horrific two-car smash on Tuesday night.

Jamie Crompton, 34, was driving a black Fiat 500 when he was involved in a collision at the junction of Long Causeway and Albert Road in Farnworth shortly before 11pm on May 25.

The vehicle collided with a silver Vauxhall Insignia, according to police. The scene of the tragedy has since been filled with flowers and tributes.

A card ‘in memory of a special Dad’ has been attached to railings at the scene of the crash, alongside pictures of Mr Crompton with loved ones.

An online fundraiser has been set up to help with funeral costs, by the coach of Cadishead Rhinos Under 7s - the rugby team which Jamie’s son, Fraser, plays for.

Organiser Aaron Mahoney said: “Fraser Crompton who plays for our Under 7s team tragically lost his father in a car accident. Fraser and his family have been part of our great club for two years.

“We are setting up this page to help Fraser and his family out with any funeral costs and to show them whole club and community are supporting them at this tragic time. Any amount you can donate would be greatly appreciated.”

The campaign has already raised nearly £1,500, while dozens of tributes have also been paid on social media.

Wayne Minshull said: “RIP, Jamie Crompton. Fly high with the angels. You will be missed brother. Always in my thoughts.”

Bernard Shaw added: “Absolutely devastated, such a shame. My condolences go out to his family and friends at this very sad time. RIP, Jamie pal.”

Five others, aged from seven to 28, were treated for minor injuries after the smash.

PC Andrew Nicholson, of the police's serious collision investigation unit, said: “Sadly a man has lost his life in this collision and our thoughts remain with his loved ones at this difficult time.

“This incident happened at a busy junction and we are hopeful that there are a number of people who may have witnessed this collision and have dash cam footage of the incident or either of the cars leading up to it. If you have any information at all please do not hesitate to contact police.”

You can call police on 0161 856 4741, quoting log 3115 of May 25.