Fatal A6 accident victim named

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Officers investigating a fatal collision on the A6 Garstang have issued a fresh appeal for information.

The incident happened at around 4.10am on December 22 when a silver GMC van was travelling towards the traffic lights at Five Lane Ends on the A6 Garstang Road.

The vehicle collided with a pedestrian who suffered significant head injuries and was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

The man can now be named as 24-year-old Cosmin Cocora, a Romanian national who was living in St Annes.

Sergeant 2255 Tracey Ward from the Road Policing Unit said: “We are trying to trace anyone who may have known Cosmin Cocora and ask they contact us in order that we may learn a little more about Cosmin’s movements prior to his death.

“Cosmin, as we understand, was leading a quiet existence in St. Anne’s having moved to England from Romania to study. Shortly before his death we know he was in and around the centre of Preston with luggage in the form of a guitar in a case, a black rucksack and a large black wheeled suitcase. Unfortunately the large suitcase is missing and we are very keen to find it.”

“If anyone can help with any information it would very much assist the investigation team. In piecing together Cosmin’s last movements we hope to provide his family with answers which may make the grieving process a little easier for them at this difficult time.”

Officers are still keen to trace an HGV that was travelling in the area at the time and may have witnessed the incident.

Sgt Tracey Ward continued: “We are also still appealing for the driver of the HGV which may have seen something that could assist us with our investigation to come forward.”

Cosmin’s family have released the following tribute to him:

“With a deep sorrow the family announce the passing away of their only child, Cosmin Cocora, in a tragic collision. A brilliant young boy, University College London Graduate, very sensible and full of love, left us much too early at the age of 24. RIP our dear son, we will love you forever.”

Anyone with any information can contact police on 101 quoting log 187 of December 22nd.