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Car fanatic laid to rest in car-themed coffin

“Connor loved cars and meeting others who was like-minded."


Connor Richards' coffin. (Michael Fogg Funeral via SWNS)

By Douglas Whitbread via SWNS

A motor mad 23-year-old who died in a horror crash at a car meet has been laid to rest in a vehicle-themed coffin – besides two exhausts he made.

Connor Richards was left in a critical condition after a Ford Fiesta smashed into the crowd at the event on Flixborough Industrial Estate in Scunthorpe, Lincs.,England in September.

He had been at the event with close friend Georgia Wood, 22, who tragically lost her unborn baby after the car plowed into them and eight other people.

And sadly, after he spent five days at Hull Royal Infirmary, he passed away from his devastating injuries.

Connor Richards' coffin. (Michael Fogg Funeral via SWNS)

Last week, when his relative laid Connor to rest, they chose to bury the budding young mechanic with two exhausts that he had personally welded.

His coffin also featured a mural with his personal car on it, which his parents said he would have loved.

Michael Fogg, whose family funeral directors oversaw the ceremony, wrote that many car fanatics had followed his funeral procession on November 3 to pay their respects.

He said on Facebook: “Just 23 years old, but Connor filled each day making memories with his family. Connor and his brother had a close relationship even working together.

Connor Richards. (Humberside Police via SWNS).

“Connor loved cars and meeting others who was like-minded. He worked at Cobra and was learning to weld.

“When Connor's mum and dad told me this I asked if they had anything Connor had welded. His dad came to our office with 2 exhausts Connor had made.

“I placed them on his coffin that also had his car picture on it. His family said he definitely would have loved this.

He added: “Sadly while at a car meet in Scunthorpe, Connor and others was hit by a car. Everyone tried to help Connor but sadly Connor passed away a few days after.

“I've never seen so many car fanatics following the Hearse and Limousines. Connor would have been so proud of each and every one of them. Rest in peace Connor x”

Following the crash on September 24, a 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and released under investigation.

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