A51 Bypass crash

A driver who died in a car accident on Marsh Lane in Nantwich has been named locally as Rob Brereton,

Mr Brereton’s wife Mandy was seriously injured in the accident when the car collided with a tree close to the junction with Queen’s Drive.

Police have yet to officially confirm the names, but friends of Mr Brereton, 36, have been paying tribute to him on social network sites.

One colleague said: “Rob was a true gent and one of the best people I have had the pleasure to work with. This has hit me like a ton of bricks, he will be sadly missed.”

Police are appealing for witnesses to the accident which happened on Friday night (June 15) at about 10.30pm.

The Kia car lost control and left the road before colliding with the tree.

Police are appealing for any witnesses and would like to speak to the driver of a light-coloured vehicle travelling along Marsh Lane from Nantwich towards Wrenbury at the time of the collision.

Anyone with information should contact Eastern operational support unit on on 101 quoting incident 1030 of 15/06/12.

The Cheshire coroner is due to open an inquest into Mr Brereton’s death in the next few days.


  1. Im so sorry to hear today the loss of a great bloke, ive been to see your mum & dad today & they are heartbroken im so sorry rob your life got cut short. sleep tight J xxx

  2. Rachel Bradshaw says:

    RIP Rob, you were always full of humor and made everyone laugh but most importantly you were a true friend to everyone and had a caring heart. Thank you for all the good time you with shared with us. You will be missed by everyone. Sleep tight x

  3. A good friend that will be sadly missed by us all.

  4. Michelle Done says:

    R.I.P Rob you were a true friend and a great neighbour you will be missed by lots.
    Shell, Dickie, Sue & Andy xxxx

  5. I will never forget you Rob, Absolutely devastating news 🙁 We shared many good times with holidays and helping you tow old bangers from here, there and everywhere. We always were laughing. Everyone loved your sense of humour, you’d do anything for anyone. Everyone loved you, no one will ever forget you. Memories will stay with me forever x x x x Thinking of your family at this difficult time.

  6. Tony Peacock says:

    Farewell Rob. You were a wonderful friend and neighbour who would always lend a hand if someone needed help. The whole street is in shock and we’ll all miss your friendliness and good humour. Hoping the best for Mandy and that we can help her as much as you helped us. Rest in peace

  7. School friend says:

    R.I.P Rob we still can’t believe it!! We are all in shock. You were the most genuine guy I have ever had the good fortune to know. You’ll be missed at the reunion Tubby but we’ll raise a glass to you and the others from the class of ’92 taken from us far too soon.
    Sending thoughts and love to all the family at this sad time xx.

  8. If only I could say hello Robert to you again in person well what a wish that would be, such a nice younge man who would do anything for anyone what a sad lose R.I.P. will alway’s remember you love Uncle John County Durham.

  9. family friend says:

    r.i.p Rob, you were a great man and it is shocking what has happened, you definately didnt deserve this, all my thoughts are with your loving family and friends

  10. R.I.P Rob, you never will be forgotten and will be thoroughly missed by a lot. You had a big heart and caring personality. Such a sad loss that you have gone so young it is such a shame. I will always remember your humouress character and will never forget the way your could make anyone laugh, you were a true friend and great person. Thank you Rob, I will miss you thoroughly along with many others, goodbye and sleep tight xx

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