The family of a ‘kind and caring’ man who died in a crash in Rossendale at the weekend have paid tribute to him.

Michael Pearce McTaggart, 20, from Rossendale, was driving a Renault Megane when it was in collision with another car in Burnley Road East in the early hours of Sunday, May 19.

Michael was pronounced dead at the scene.

Paying tribute to Michael, his family said: “Michael sadly passed away following a road traffic collision in Rossendale.

“He was an avid drummer in his spare time and played in multiple bands.

“Growing up, Michael was a pupil at Haslingden High School and more recently worked as a carer, a testament to his kind and caring nature.

“He was the beloved son of Paul and Joan, and sibling to Kurt, Matthew and Nicole, and he will be deeply missed by his family and friends.”

Lancashire Police are investigating the collision and are appealing for residents on Burnley Road East – between Waterfoot and the scene of the collision - who have CCTV/ring doorbell footage, to get in touch.

Also, if any drivers had dashcam footage from the area around 3am on Sunday, they are asked to get in contact.

Call 101 or email, quoting log 0203 of May 19.