TRIBUTES were last night being paid to a popular young man from Leeds following his death in a road smash.
Callum Wark, of Swillington, died after his Renault Clio car was in collision with an HGV on the A1246 near Fairburn.
Former Brigshaw High School pupil Callum would have celebrated his 20th birthday yesterday. (March 3)
The 56-year-old Bulgarian driver of the HGV who was arrested in connection with the fatal collision has now been charged with causing death by dangerous driving.
He was remanded in custody to appear at York Magistrates’ Court today. (March 4)
Leeds United fan Callum’s passing has prompted a flood of tributes on social media.
Leeds players Ross McCormack and Sam Byram both retweeted messages in his memory on Twitter.
Friends yesterday left moving words on Callum’s Facebook page. One poster, Keeley Shillito, wrote: “Happy birthday Callum, all of our hearts go to your family and closest of friends today, many people can live four times as long and not touch half the amount of hearts that you did.” Another, Ella Handley, wrote: “RIP Cal, you definitely won’t be forgotten xx.”
A bunch of flowers decorated with ribbons in United’s colours had yesterday been left at the scene of the crash, which happened at about 2.45pm on Saturday on the stretch of the A1246 between Fairburn and the A63.