Family of man who died following M53 collision pay tribute Date published: 27th April 2018 3.48pm

The family of a man who died following a collision on the M53 junction 9 near Ellesmere Port have paid tribute to him.

The collision, which involved two large goods vehicles and a black Peugeot 307, occurred at approximately 5.50am on Thursday 26 April.

Mark Griffiths, 29, from Ellesmere Port sustained serious injuries and was taken to the Countess of Chester Hospital but sadly died.

His family said: “The family and friends have been left completely devastated by the sudden death of Mark and are in complete shock at this moment. We respectfully ask that family are allowed time to grieve at this time and try to come to terms with what has happened. We will release details of the funeral arrangements when known but we wish to take this opportunity to urge anyone who may have witnessed anything in relation to this incident to please contact the Police and try and help them so we can get answers to the many questions we have at this time.”

Anyone with information should contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 46513. To submit dashcam footage to police go online at

Two men were arrested in relation to the collision; they have since been released under investigation pending further enquiries.