A HGV driver who died in a crash at the weekend has been named, with his family paying tribute to the loving father-of-two.

Robbie Ackers, 54, died after the HGV he was driving left the road in Blackburn Road, Higher Shuttleworth, in Burnley and partially overturned.

Emergency services were called to the crash which happened on Friday, May 6, at about 12.40pm. Mr Ackers, from Middleton, Greater Manchester, was pronounced dead at the scene.

His family have now paid tribute to him following his death.

They said: “Robbie leaves behind his daughters Dineka and Sky and his partner Jane.

“He was a hardworking loving father and partner who left a lasting impression wherever he went. He will be very sadly missed by all his family and friends.

“We would like to thank all the emergency services who were so helpful during his untimely passing.”

Police are continuing to investigate the collision to establish exactly what occurred and are asking anybody who witnessed it, or who has dashcam footage showing what happened, to get in touch.

From the tactical operations team, PC Marc Saysell said: “First and foremost our thoughts are with Mr Ackers’ loved ones, at what is a truly awful time for them.

“Enquiries are still ongoing to piece together what happened, and we would ask anybody saw the collision or has dashcam showing what happened to get in touch.”

Anybody with information is asked to call 101, quoting log 618 of May 6.