Heartbroken fiancée continues campaign following crash death

HAPPY MEMORIES: Rebecca Gregory and Brett Hames (S)
HAPPY MEMORIES: Rebecca Gregory and Brett Hames (S)
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After launching a major campaign, one Trawden woman is still left without answers over how her soulmate died.

Rebecca Gregory’s fiancée Brett Hames (24) was killed in a motorcycle accident in Sutton-in-Craven, in December.

Rebecca Gregory who is appealing for witnesses following the death of her soulmate Brett Hames.

Rebecca Gregory who is appealing for witnesses following the death of her soulmate Brett Hames.

Following his death, Rebecca (23) took part in various media appeals, launched a Facebook page called “Justice for Brett Hames” and placed posters in Yorkshire, Colne and Trawden in a bid to find the driver of another vehicle possibly involved in the incident.

Rebecca believes Brett was forced off the road, and that the driver then fled the scene. But despite her efforts she is still no closer to finding the information she needs to help her and Brett’s family get the resolution they need.

The former Haslingden High School student, who had been with Brett for seven years and engaged for three, said: “I have been pleading for people to come forward and help us find the person involved in the fatal collision with Brett, yet still there are witnesses who haven’t come forward. I know for a fact that there were multiple vehicles using Green Sykes Road and Tarn Lane around the time of the collision on the afternoon of 5th December.

“The people driving these vehicles may not realise that they are witnesses but I desperately need them to come forward to help us join the dots and find the other driver. If you were one of the people driving on any of these roads, or indeed Pole Road, that afternoon or know someone who was, I am begging with you to please come forward. Anonymity is guaranteed for all witnesses if you feel this may be an issue.”

Brett, who had been working as an apprentice property engineer for a firm in Keighley, was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary following the incident, where he died from his injuries. He had been living with Rebecca in Foulridge, and the pair had just started making plans for their wedding day.

He was travelling in Pole Road at around 2pm on December 5th when the crash occurred.

Anyone with information contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 and ask for the Major Collision Investigation Team.