Family pays tribute to 'emotional and thoughtful' man who died following A45 incident in Northampton
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Police have named Igor Rocko as the man who died following the incident on Tuesday September 12 on the A45 close to the Barnes Meadow interchange. The incident happened just after 11am and the road was closed for around three hours. Police say Mr Rocko fell from a footbridge off Rushmere Road. The 34-year-old was in collision with a car and died at the scene.
Now, his parents Robert and Beata, sister Karolina, and family, have written the following tribute to him.
The tribute says: “Losing Igor has been exceptionally hard. We try to carry on as normal but it feels impossible.
“He was always such a good boy – as a child growing up in Poland and then when the whole family moved to Northampton in 2006, we never had any problems with him.
“He got on well at school, relished family life and grew into a kind, emotional and thoughtful man who enjoyed fishing and was recently enjoying breeding spiders.
“Even when he moved out of the family home and became financially independent, most recently working for a car manufacturer in South Northamptonshire, he would visit us regularly and we remained very close.
“Some of our favourite memories spent with Igor are of the family holidays we would go on when he was a boy – to Egypt, Italy and Bulgaria. He enjoyed visiting the mountains and villages and it was great to share these times with him.
“No one should have to bury their son and the pain we feel is indescribable. Every day is a struggle but together we will ensure that Igor’s memory lives on.
“Finally, to Igor – thank you for the joy your life gave us. We love you and will always be grateful for the happiness you brought to our lives.”
Police are still appealing for witnesses to the incident. Anyone with information about the incident who has yet to speak to officers is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101, or the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615.