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Tributes to Ashley Godber flood in

The 47-year-old man tragically killed in a car crash on Wednesday night has been named as local businessman Ashley Godber (pictured).

Mr Godber, who ran his own company, Adrenaline Advertising, of Megson Way, Walkington, died when his red Ford Fiesta left the road on Bishop Burton Road, near Cherry Burton, just before 6pm.

Emergency services, including the air ambulance, were at the scene in an effort to save his life, but sadly the father of two died at the scene.

It’s understood he was on his way to play cricket for Cherry Burton second team when the accident happened.

Mr Godber worked hard behind the scenes, including fund-raising, on behalf of the club and tributes to him have flooded in. Tomorrow’s scheduled home game is still due to go-ahead but will very much be an occasion to remember Mr Godber’s contribution to the club.  An announcement on Cherry Burton Cricket Club’s Facebook page said: “On Saturday Cherry Burton second team are going to be playing at home, Ash was vice captain for a season of the seconds and pushed very hard to make sure we fielded two teams each week, anyone who knew him or any of the team are welcome to come up and be part of a the day, we will be remembering Ashley Godber at the start with a minute’s silence, please everyone is welcome bring a picnic and a drink and make Ash proud of what we have as a team and a club have achieved through the hard work of Ash. We will be starting at 1pm.” 

Elsewhere on Facebook are many moving messages of sympathy and tributes to Mr Godber. His daughter, Alice, said: “Many of you will have known my Dad, Ashley! He was the best father anyone could have ever asked for. Yesterday evening my Dad suddenly and sadly passed away. We are all heartbroken. I hope he knew how much we all loved him. I wish I could have said goodbye, so heartbroken, I still don’t have the words to do him justice. I love you Dad.”

Mr Godber leaves a wife, Liz, and 18-year-old twins Alice and Tom.

Humberside Police continue to appeal for witnesses to the accident on Wednesday May 31st. “We would ask if anyone who saw the vehicle prior to the collision to call us on the non-emergency number 101 quoting log 478 31/05/2017,” a spokesman said.