Feb 26 2013 by Joe Thomas, Liverpool Echo
ATRIBUTES were paid to a Merseyside lorry driver killed in a horrific motorway crash.
Mike Proctor, 22, died after an eight-vehicle pile-up on the M6 in Cumbria yesterday.
The driver for tool hire firm HSS Hire was among two people killed in the crash at 8.15am.
HSS Hire chief executive Chris Davies said: “We are extremely shocked and saddened by news of this tragic accident and our thoughts are with Mike Proctor’s family, to whom we extend our very deepest and heartfelt sympathy and offer our full support.”
Dad-of-one Mr Proctor, a former pupil of Christ the King High School in Southport, was remembered by friends on Facebook as a great father who would be sorely missed.
Friend Arny Hulse posted: “R.I.P Mike Proctor, I can;t believe it mate you have been taken away so young.
“But I’m proud to have known you and you will always have my respect bro!
“Your little 1 will be so proud to have a had man like you as a farther, you will be greatly missed man.”
Richard Baxter said: “Very shocked and saddened to hear of the death of colleague and friend Mike Proctor today, may he rest in peace.”
Police confirmed two other drivers were taken to hospital after the collision, which happened on the northbound carriageway between Junction 35 at Carnforth and Junction 36 at Kirkby Lonsdale.