Steven Oscroft

First picture of Steven Oscroft, The grandad killed when concrete block smashed through windscreen

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Steven Oscroft was driving through Nottinghamshire when the block, said to have fallen from a lorry, smashed through the windscreen of his Hyundai iX35 at 11.40am on Tuesday, July 7

The heavy block smashed through Steven Oscroft’s windscreen at 11.40am on Tuesday, July 7

The heartbroken family of a person who died when an outsized rock smashed through his car’s windscreen have paid tribute to the “genuine and kind” grandad.

Steven Oscroft, 60, of Shirebrook, Derbyshire, was driving through Nottinghamshire when the block, said to possess fallen from a lorry, smashed through the windscreen of his Hyundai iX35 at 11.40am on Tuesday, July 7

Nottinghamshire Police said the 60-year old died at the scene and was mostly likely to possess been killed instantly.

His wife and two grandchildren, who were within the car with him, were unhurt.

Steven’s family paid tribute to him on Thursday, July 9, describing him as a “kind, genuine and devoted husband, father and grandfather”.

They said: “Steve was a faithful , husband, father, son and brother and a doting granddad, he was genuine and type and well loved by all who knew him.

“As a family we are struggling to grasp the tragic end which resulted after a visit out and fun time with the grandchildren.

“Our lives will never be an equivalent again and that we can now only cherish those special memories in our hearts.”

Police are now appealing for witnesses to the incident.

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Family Liaison Officer PC Joanna Baxter, from Nottinghamshire Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Mr Oscroft’s family are devastated by his death in such tragic circumstances and it had been obviously an incredibly traumatic ordeal for his wife and two grandchildren. Thankfully they escaped unhurt.

“We are working hard to determine how the incident happened to offer the family some answers and that we would appeal to anyone who may have information which will help the enquiry to return forward as soon as possible.

“We are particularly appealing for anyone which will have seen an outsized beige coloured cabbed truck which will be discarding its

load within the area round the time of the collision. We also are appealing for any dash-cam footage which can show this vehicle.”

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