Family pay heartfelt tribute to ‘wonderful’ Bolton father who died in M61 collision

"Peter was loved by everyone that met him."

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 1st June 2022

A family have paid a heartfelt tribute to a “genuine and caring father” who died following a collision in Bolton last week.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) confirmed that officers were called to the northbound M61 to reports that an Audi A5 had been involved in a serious collision at about 5:25am on Friday 27 May 2022, and emergency services attended the scene.

Peter Howorth, 32, was treated at the scene and taken to hospital where he sadly later died.

Now, his loving family have today paid an emotional tribute to Peter, calling him a “wonderful father, fiancé, son, brother, and uncle”.

The heartfelt tribute on the GMP website reads: “Peter was loved by everyone that met him.


“A genuine and caring guy with a big heart who loved life. A wonderful father, fiancé, son, brother and uncle. His family and friends are beyond devastated, words cannot express how much he will be missed by so very many people.”

GMP confirmed that officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit are continuing to investigate the collision.


Anyone with information is asked to get in touch.

Giving an update on the ongoing situation, Sergeant Neil Pennington, from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Our thoughts are with Peter’s family who are currently being supported by specialist officers and are understandably devastated at losing a loved one.

“We’re continuing to ask anyone who may have seen anything or may have any dashcam footage to get in touch.”


Think you may have information or dashcam footage?

You can call 0161 856 4741 quoting incident 412 of 27/05/2022, or information can also be reported online or by using the LiveChat function at

If you can’t report online, you can call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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