A 41-YEAR-OLD dad-of-three who died in a motorcycle crash has been described as ‘the rock of his family‘.

Peter Sarchet, from Worsthorne, was killed after his bike was involved in a collision with a white Vauxhall Insignia on the M65.

Mr Sarchet, a retail manager, was travelling to work in Preston on the westbound carriageway between junctions one and two around 7.30am on Tuesday when the collision occurred.

He sustained multiple injuries and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital. He died shortly afterwards.

He leaves his wife of 14 years Jill, daughters Levi, 17 and Jessica, 13 and son Chris, 17.

Mrs Sarchet, said: “Peter was a devoted family man and lived for his children. He was loving, loyal, very hardworking and the core of our family.

“Everything he did was selfless and our loss cannot be described.

“He will be missed beyond words. He had many friends who have all told us of their sense of loss, once you had met him you would trust him implicitly.”

Mr Sarchet grew up in the Reedley area but was educated in Spain after his family moved there.

He returned to East Lancashire at the age of 14 and continued his schooling at Edge End School, Nelson, and later lived in Nelson.

His son Chris, said: “In everything he did my dad put others first and would always be there to give advice.

“He was a perfectionist in everything he did. I can’t bear to think I won’t see him again.”

Mr Sarchet was a well known figure around the fields surrounding Worsthorne as one of his passions was walking his golden retriever Charlie near the village.

The family were set to mark a year since they moved into the home today.

The driver of the car was left shaken but was uninjured.

Police closed all three lanes of the carriageway between the two junctions. Officers also closed the roundabout at the end of the M65 where it joins with the M6 while accident investigations took place.

The road reopened at 11.30am.

Police launched an appeal for witnesses following a fatal crash.

Sgt Lee Campbell from the Road Policing Unit said, “At this stage it is not entirely clear what has happened and so I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time of collision to come forward if they have any information that could help with our investigation.”

Anyone with any information can contact police on 08451 25 35 45.