The devastated family of a “fabulous dad” killed in a horror car crash have paid tribute with all three victims pictured for the first time.
Scott Simpson, Alex Ford and James McEvoy all died in the tragic incident in Knotty Ash, Liverpool on Monday.
They were travelling in a BMW when it struck a roundabout in the early hours of the morning.
The family of Mr Simpson, 28, released a statement through police on Saturday which described him in glowing terms.
It said: “Scott was an absolute amazing son, brother, father, cousin, uncle, nephew and the best friend to all.
“Scott was the most kindest, loving person with a heart of gold and nothing was too much if anyone needed his help.
“He adored his family and was a ray of sunshine in all our lives.
“Always the life and soul of a party, throwing a few shapes out on the dance floor, as he’d say.
“Scott was a fabulous dad to his beautiful little boy Thomas, who he doted on.
“All our family have been left devastated by the loss of our boy and no amount of time will ever heal us over our Scott.
“Gone far too soon.
“Scott was a very popular lad with an amazing amount of friends, who he adored as they adored him.
“We would like to express our heartfelt sympathy to Alex’s and Jay’s families and friends, as we know are as heart broken as we all are.
“Such a beautiful girl and cracking lad.
“We would like to say a massive thank you to all the public and family friends and Scott’s close friends during this horrendous time.
“We would especially like to thank all the emergency services and the very brave bystanders for their unbelievable, courageous efforts at attempting to give Scott the best chance who we will be forever grateful to.
“Broken hearted Mum, Dad, Sister Paula and son baby Thomas (Little Man).
“FOREVER YOUNG SCOTT. You’ll Never Walk Alone.”
The family of Mr McEvoy, 33 – also known as Jay – released a statement through Merseyside Police, which was published on Friday.
It said: “James lived his life a happy man. He always walked with a smile on his face and would actively encourage the smiles of others.
“James holds a very special place in our hearts and will do for eternity. He is a dad, a son, a brother, a grandson, an uncle, a cousin and a nephew; But most importantly an everlasting friend.
“The news of his passing is deeply distressing and full of sadness for our family; April 26th 2021 will undoubtedly be engraved in our minds for years and years to come.
“However, we collectively thank members of the public, friends of the family and close friends of James for their unmatched support during our grief; we especially thank the emergency services and the brave bystanders for their devoted and courageous efforts in attempting with best interests to give James the best chance.
“Unfortunately, this time it was not meant to be, but it is people like those who aided James in his time of need that give us as a society hope.
“The efforts of strangers puts the Liverpool culture into perspective and we truly thank you with all our hearts.
“James’s spirit and charisma will forever live within the hearts and minds of everyone who had the pleasure to know him.
“From the family we love you James and will miss you with every inch of our love. We will miss and love you forever our Jayjay xx.”
A family tribute to Ms Ford, aged in her 20s, has yet to be released, although friends have been making statements online.
One said on a GoFundMe page: “Sadly this week, this gorgeous girl lost her life in a horrendous crash along with two other young lads.
“This beautiful girl is a mummy and her babies have sadly had their beautiful mum taken away far too soon.
“Same with the two lads, they have left babies behind too.
“My heart is breaking for you all right now.
“Please, if you can give anything then please please do so, no amount is too small.”
Police are still appealing for witnesses to the tragic crash, which took place on East Prescot Road.