A man who sadly died following a road traffic incident in Vauxhall in the early hours of Sunday morning, 24 July, has been named as 19-year-old Nathan Smithurst of Liscard.
Officers were contacted just before 2.30am to reports of a collision involving a taxi and a pedestrian on Scotland Road.
Nathan suffered a serious head injury and was sadly pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
His family have released the following photo of Nathan and continue to be supported by specially trained Merseyside Police officers.
Colleagues from his workplace posted a tribute on Facebook: “It’s been a very hard 24 hours for our team who learnt yesterday about the tragic news. Nathan was one of our much loved Care Workers here at Professional Carers
“He was adored by so many of his colleagues and clients and was such a dedicated and hardworking member of the team.
“We are supporting our staff and clients and are in contact with Nathan’s family.
“Rest in peace Nathan, you will be missed by so many whose heart you touched on a daily basis.”
Detective Sergeant Kurt Timpson, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said, “On behalf of Nathan’s family I would ask for their privacy to be respected as they begin to process the tragic events of Sunday morning.
“We are continuing to appeal for witnesses to this collision, If you have any CCTV from nearby premises or dashcam footage from your vehicle please contact police If you have not done so already. Every piece of information, however small could make a big difference to our investigations.”
Anyone who witnessed the collision or captured anything on CCTV or dashcam is asked to contact SCIU on (0151) 777 5747, or email SCIU@merseyside.police.uk
Alternatively DM @MerPolCC or @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111, quoting reference 22000531465.
Image: Merseyside Police/Family handout