A YOUNG father who died after his car crashed into a tree was ‘loved by everyone’, according to his work colleagues.

Tributes have been paid to 24-year-old Corey Hudson after his car crashed into the tree in Slade Lane, Padiham, at around 9.40pm on Friday.

Mr Hudson suffered severe head injuries and died of his injuries in hospital on Saturday.

It is not known what caused the crash and police have appealed for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

A GoFundMe page has also been set up and more than £1,500 was raised in a matter of hours to help pay for his funeral.

Mr Hudson worked at JPN Auto Parts in Marlborough Street, Burnley.

A spokesman said he had worked there for around six years and was a sales advisor.

He said: “Everyone loved him, he was such a nice boy.

“He was a real barrel of laughs and he made the day go a bit quicker than it was because of his personality.

“It is a real shame about what has happened.

“Everyone loved him to bits and no-one had a bad word to say about the lad.

“Everyone is devastated.”

The vehicle was travelling from the direction of Church Street when it left the road.

A 27-year-old man also suffered neck, head and shoulder injuries in the incident and was yesterday said to be in a serious condition.

A second passenger, aged 30, suffered injuries to his pelvis and ribs.

All three men were taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment.

Several people have paid tribute to Mr Hudson on social media.

One friend said: “I didn’t expect to wake up to the news of a good friend of 20 years whose life was taken too soon.

“Rest in peace brother.”

Another friend said: “RIP Corey, what a top lad, he didn’t have a bad bone in his body. Life is too cruel.”

Sgt Lee Harris, of Lancashire police’s roads policing unit, said: “We are appealing for information following a serious road traffic collision in Padiham.

“We want to establish exactly what happened.

“If you saw the vehicle before the collision, or witnessed the incident, please contact us.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log reference 1470.