Partner of Lee Harrington who died in A30 Crowlas crash pays tribute
THE Penzance man who died in an horrific car crash on the A30 at Crowlas was "a rock in the lives of so many people".
Paying tribute to Lee 'Fattz' Harrington, her partner of eight and a half years, Kerry Blockley said: "He was so kind – he was always looking after people.
"He taught me how to laugh and would pick me up when things were going wrong – I'm devastated that he's gone.
"It just doesn't seem real – I thought we were going to be together forever.
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"We had a great family life together; we were happy."
Although not yet named officially by police, Lee Harrington, aged 27 and who lived at Treneere, and his friend Nathan 'Caveman' Percival, 24, from Launceston, died after the silver Citroën Saxo they were driving was involved in a collision with a lorry at Cockwells at around 10pm on Sunday, August 18; the driver of the lorry escaped with minor cuts and bruises.
Firefighters at the scene fought a fierce blaze for several hours and the road was closed to traffic until lunchtime the next day.
Numerous floral tributes have been left at the scene by his wide circle of friends.
Mr Harrington spent much of his childhood in the Pendeen area where he attended the village primary school and Cape Cornwall School.
He was a committed family man, said Kerry, who also remembers his sense of humour.
"He thought the world of our four children (aged 3, 6, 8 and 13) – leaving them was always the worst thing that happened to him.
"He was also hilariously funny. He was great at impersonating anyone he knew and could do any accent he wanted. People just loved being around him."
A lifelong Chelsea fan, he was delighted that Jose Mourinho had returned to manage the club and he also loved Formula One motor racing – his favourite driver being Lewis Hamilton, who he called 'The Boy'; evening sessions on the PlayStation playing FIFA football and Formula One were popular pastimes.
Lee had two sisters, Shady and Harley, who also paid tribute to her brother's humorous outlook on life and willingness to care for others.
"He did everything he could to keep people together," she said. He was as good as gold but always a bit cheeky.
"He was funny and also so clever – he had so many friends, he was such a good man."
At the time of the tragedy Mr Harrington was planning to move to Yorkshire to take up a job offer where he hoped to find a permanent home so that his family could join him.
He will be buried in a family plot at Pendeen at a date to be announced.
Police are still keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the accident or saw either of the vehicles involved shortly before the collision. Call 101 quoting 904 of August 18.